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Tristan Ray - Freshman

Tristan is a first year high school cross country runner. 

Son of Travis and Kim Ray

2013 Personal Best Time 22:08 (20:45*)

2013 Personal Best 2 Mile Time 14:58

Most Improved over a Career #23 with a 4:18 improvement

2013 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in September

2013 Springfield Invitational Freshman Meet Champions
  As a Freshman, Tristan joins us with junior high cross country running experience.  Tristan is a quiet runner, but leads by example.  Tristan showed us in early season workouts that he just doesn't give up.  In workouts that would have made earlier year runners quit early, Tristan shows great inner strength by pushing through them.  Tristan is a great addition to our team.  Tristan opened up his high school career with a time of 26:26.  He ran a smooth first race at the Charleston Invitational.  Tristan had a major lifetime personal best at the Springfield Invitational.  He smashed his previous best of 16:10 with over a minute improvement.  He skipped the 15s and ran a 14:58.  He helped his team win the freshman team championship trophy.  Tristan earned a spot on the News-Gazette's prep cross country leaders list in September.  Tristan improved an amazing 3:51 at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational.  His new lifetime best of 22:37 earned him the 29th spot on our team most improved over a career list.  Tristan has shown an impressive amount of determination throughout the season.  Where many of his tough teammates have backed down in workouts, Tristan seems to run every workout in its entirety.  Tristan ran another lifetime best at the East Peoria Invitational.  He ran a 22:33 and finished stride for stride with his teammate Christopher Williams.  Tristan was one of the few runners on our team that ran a lifetime best on this challenging course.  Tristan had an amazing run at the Metamora Invitational.  He improved about 2 minutes and ran in the 20's for the first time.  Tristan ran a 20:45 for a season best time.  Tristan ran a lifetime best in his final race of the season.  He was one of only three runners on our team to be able to run a personal best at this meet.  Tristan cut off 29 seconds to run a 22:08.  His improvement earned him the 23rd spot on our team's most improved over a career list with a 4 minute and 18 second overall improvement.