Andrew Norton

PERSONAL RECORDS:

3 km

9:08 (Indoor Missouri Invitational)

5 km

15:39 (Outdoor Missouri Invitational)

10 km

32:45 (USATF Club Cross Country Championships)

7 Mile

38:15 (Bix 7)

Marathon

2:39:08 (Chicago)

Weekly mileage: 70Ė80 (miles)

When did you start running? I ran the mile in grade school because no one else would run it. Thatís when I realized that I could succeed by choosing activities that no one else wanted to do.

Who has influenced you most in running? My high school cross country coach really let us have fun and thatís the best way to get kids out running . . . let them dive headfirst into a pit of mud and then run through the school and town caked with mud.

Running Accomplishments: All-State high school cross country, most lines in three minutes at basketball practice, walked on to the University of Missouri Cross Country and Track teams, Big 12 All-Academic First Team, Top American Finisher at Wellness and Nutrition 5K, First Law Student Finisher at the Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K, Most Twinkies at Bix 7 Post-Race Party, 118th at USATF Club Cross Country Championships.

Favorite Workout: 4-6 mile tempo loop on the roads around south Columbia.

Favorite Running Routes in Columbia: Rock Bridge, Campus and Downtown Loop.

Goals: My goal in running right now is to win money in a race so I can say that Iím a professional runner. I also hope to run a half marathon in Austin and the USATF Marathon Relay in Colorado with the CTC guys.

Personal Info and Interests: I am a law student originally from Sparta, Illinois a small town in the southern part of the state. I also went to undergrad at Mizzou where I walked onto the Cross Country and Track teams after my sophomore year. I ran cross country and track my first year of law school and it was great. I am on the Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K race committee, the editorial board of the Journal of Dispute Resolution and a member of the Crossing Church. I like running with other people, spending time with friends, doing things outside, playing basketball, golf, skiing (both varieties), fishing, biking, hiking, camping, traveling . . . just about any worthwhile activity.