Scouting report interview with Bloomington North boys head cross country coach Charles Warthan. The Bloomington North boys finished 21st in last year's state championships and are team who should be on the rise this fall with only one runner graduated from that state meet lineup. With 4 runners back who ran under 17 minutes for 5K last fall, Bloomington North has the talent be very competitive in every meet that they enter this season.
Top 7 Returnees (Full Team Scores Rankings)
|20||Bloomington North High School (IN)||795|
|1) Andrew Warren||16:08.20||60|
|2) Isaiah Hollars||16:35.50||123|
|3) Warren Drew||16:40.69||135|
|4) Paul Rushton||16:45.60||169|
|5) Ben Iovino||17:10.10||308|
|Average Time: 16:40.02 Total Time: 1:23:20.09 1-5 Split: 1:01.90|
|6) Jake Talbert||17:18.00||351|
|7) Miles Main||17:34.40||443|
Q&A Interview with Coach Warthan (Bloomington North)
Good athletes that buy into hard work and continuous training.
Build the weekly mileage base, learn to push through the discomfort, continue to improve
Build the base in the off season, keep the mileage up during the season, include tempo runs, progressions runs, progression repeats, fartlek, tempo repeats, an6d intervals
6 of the top 7 and 8 of the top 10
Andrew Warren-has the ability to be a very good runner, he has to put into practice of competing throughout the full race and learn to top into himself to close at a high level. Isaiah Hollars-Leads by example. He is not a vocal runner but is very smart and coachable. He is the type of runner that attempts to complete the highest level of work, and is not afraid of work.
Ben Iovino has had steady improvement. He started running his sophomore year with little background in running. He pushes the mileage limits above what others on the team do. He is currently our number 3 runner.
So far no freshman are running at a level to be considered varsity.
Our conference is strong with 2-3 teams having the ability to place high in the state meet. Culver Invitational, our semi-state and state. The Culver Invitational is probably the best meet of the season. Some years my teams have finished higher in the state meet than they do at Culver. The tournament season is a 4 week competition that can wear down teams if they have to run strong every week to move on.
Depth and staying healthy. Our top runners will have to stay healthy because our 5,6,7 are currently too far back to replace them.
Again, we have to stay healthy and continue to improve. We have potential but will have to get that 30-45 second improvement from all of varsity runners to be a top team.
Progression repeat miles or Ks. 12 minute runs- Hill running
Strong K repeats followed by a hard 400
Lane 8 tempo 400s- some repeat Ks
Challenge for a conference title-advance through the tournament season-top 10 finish or better.