Andrew has the ability to become a legend in U.S distance running. 9:01.40 as freshman is quite a feat and to have overcome being an orphan and his other life battles is inspiring!
More impressing to me was the stats.
40 male runners at Footlocker (FL)
1 sophmore- Andrew Gardner
and he got 4th now thats impressive.
first American at footlocker, great job Andrew
yeah seriously, walking the last 10m?
And to the other guy, Futsum was not at all cocky. He acknowledged Lukas as a great runner after the race. If any one was cocky today, it was Lucas.
WA Alumni wrote:
Andrew Gardner is a real class act! He obviously has incredible talent that I'm sure is gonna take him far. I have no doubt that he is gonna be successful in the rest of his high school career but also in his collegiate years. Even more impressive than his running is the way he presents himself. He has to be the most humble runner out there. My guess is he breaks the 4A State record of 8:50. Great race and way to represent WA
Bung (yes, Bung) wrote:
That's friggin awesome. I just hope he can escape the mediocrity that plagues Spokane runners after HS.