Alex Carpenter - Sophomore
Alex is a second year high school cross country runner and Letterman.
Son of Thomas and Dawn Carpenter.
300 Mile Club in 2020
2020 Clydesdale Award Winner
2019 Personal Best Time 23:46 (21:12*)
2020 Personal Best Time 26:02
2019 Personal Best 2 mile time: 16:06
Fastest Top Freshmen Times List for the Normal U-High and Metamora Invitationals.
a freshman, Alex joined us with junior
high running experience. He
showed great improvement in the first
weeks of practice. Alex opened
up his season at the Springfield
Invitational. He ran his
lifetime 2 mile best by running a
16:06 in the Springfield Freshman
Race. Alex ran well his first
high school three mile race at the
Peoria Notre Dame Invitational.
He ran a 24:03. This was a great
effort as it was the same speed he ran
a 2 mile the previous year, but he
held that race pace over another
mile. This showed how much work
he has done this season to gain the
endurance to carry his natural speed
for another mile. Alex had some
amazing practices heading into the
Normal U-High Invitational week.
He inspired the team by his
determination. Alex ran a 24:36
at the Normal U-High
Invitational. This earned him
the 38th spot on our team's fastest
freshman times list at the Normal
U-High Invitational. Alex had an
amazing run at the Metamora
Invitational. He had the largest
improvement on the team. He
improved 2 minutes and 51 seconds from
his best to run a 21:12. He
passed up the 23s and 22s to run in
the low 21s. Alex ran so fast
that he earned the 49th spot on our
team's fastest freshman top times list
at the Metamora Invitational.
Alex ended his season by running a
personal best 3 mile time on our
challenging course. He ran a
23:46 with a great performance.
As a sophomore, Alex had his best summer training. He earned our team's 300 mile club award. Alex has shown so much growth as a runner and person his sophomore year. He has become one of the strongest teammates I have seen in decades. Alex goes out of his way to be a supportive teammate. He has helped build our program with his encouragement and support of his teammates. As a runner, he has gotten much stronger and his practices have shown so much improvement. Alex opened his season at the conference meet. He ran a 27:06. He was part of the open race championship team. Alex cut off over a minute in his final race of the season. He ran a 26:02 at the Monticello Invitational. He ran with great determination to be able to cut off a minute. Alex won our 2020 Clydesdale award. Alex earned his first varsity letter his sophomore year.