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GNK's Uhrbom Hopes to Hit His Stride Senior Year

Updated: May 04, 2020 10:35 PM

It will be hard to beat his picture perfect sophomore season. Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatins's Geno Uhrbom completed the triple crown in the running world. He won the Class A state cross country meet and claimed track titles in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs. He had already repeated as the cross country champion this fall and in the process claimed a new state record.

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"I was so gassed after that race," Uhrbom said thinking back about that race. "I gave everything for that race, so crossing the finish line my legs were numb, my arms were numb, my core was numb; everything was just fatigued," he added.

He was on pace to complete the trifecta once again, until spring sports seasons were canceled. That, however, hasn't slowed down Uhrbom. He's still currently averaging 40-50 miles a week, going on two runs a day on top of his additional strength workouts. He's hoping to pick up right where this season left off.

"For cross country, I want to win the state title again and beat the [Class] A record I set. I'd like to get 15:15 on that course," said Uhrbom. "For track, I'd like to get down to 4:05 for the mile. For the 3200, I'd like to get below 9 minutes," he added about his goals for next season.

He added he isn't feeling any pressure heading into next season even considering the circumstances of missing a full track season. He has his sights set on getting into a good college to continue his running career. Uhrbom is hoping to commit to a college by the middle of next year.

"The coaches know the circumstances, they understand what's going on. I wouldn't say it's setting me back. I just have a lot more time to train now," said Uhrbom. "There are up sides and there are down sides to everything that's going on."

"No matter what the future holds, after seeing what his friends, teammates, and seniors had to go through with their careers coming to an end sooner than they expected, Uhrbom plans on making the most of his last run.

"I want to make as many memories as possible," he said.

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