XC Watchlist: Alec Troxell (Deering HS)

XC Watchlist: Alex Troxell

School: Deering High School

Year of Graduation: 2019

2016 State Meet Finish: 20th in Class A 16:51

Tell us how your summer training is going? 

My summer training has been going very well.  Recent years I haven't really focused on summer training but this summer Ive jumped right in and brought my milage up.

What are your goals for the upcoming season?

My number one goal is to stay injury free.  My second goal is to place well at states. 

How long have you been running and how did you get started?  

I've been running since 6th grade, but began distance running in 8th grade and loved it.

What's a typical training week like?

A typical training week is usually 1-2 speed workouts, an easy run before any race, a longer run, and a few base runs.  

What is your favorite workout? 

My favorite workout is 5 x 1000m on a wooded trail in Portland called Baxter Woods.  Coach may like to finish uphill but it's still enjoyable.

What is your favorite course to run in Maine?

My favorite course is the Deering home course because all of my friends get to peep the fast times.

What is the toughest course to run in Maine?

Hands down Twin Brook.

Out of all your running accomplishments so far, which stands out the most?

Surprisingly it was my recent SMAA relays dub. #fullysentfortheboyz

What do you love most about running?

I love settling into a pace and running with Mr. Nure, and other teammates like Gannon the Cannon.

When you are not running what is your favorite thing to do?

Hanging with my team, watching tv, or cleaning my shoes-not my room.

Do you have any pre-race rituals or routines?

I sleep in my uniform the night before, eat a ton of rice cakes, and plan out the race in my head.

Favorite quote?

"Pain is temporary, but results on Milesplit are forever" 

What was the last movie you saw and what did you think of it?

Baywatch.  It was funny, but I've seen funnier.

What shoes do you race/train in?

I train in the Nike Zoom Flys and New Balance Vongos.  I race in the Nike Victory2 and New Balance 5000.

What professional athlete would you most like to meet?

Galen Rupp and tell him to update his Instagram.

What is something that most people don't know about you.

I collect shoes and I love to wear short shorts.

Lastly, if you were stranded on an island with three things what would they be?

My Crocs, black Nike short shorts, and rice cakes.

Personal Records
  • 800m (in) - 2:07.06
  • 800m - 2:01.88
  • 1600m - 4:36.04
  • 1 Mile (in) - 4:41.27
  • 2400m (xc) - 7:14.00
  • 3200m - 10:02.19
  • 2 Mile (in) - 10:24.99
  • 5K (xc) - 16:36.76