XC Watchlist: Yahya Nure (Deering HS)


XC Watchlist: Yahya Nure

School: Deering High School

Year of Graduation: 2018

2016 State Meet Finish: 9th in Class A 16:23.80



Tell us how your summer training is going?

It was far from ideal and I was not able to train until the beginning of August.


What are your goals for the upcoming season?

To break 16, and lead my team to a state championship.


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

I have been running since sophomore year and started running because my friend just brought me to practice.


What's a typical training week like?

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What is your favorite workout? 

Probably an easy run the day before a race with the Silent Hunter (Alec) & Gannon the Cannon


What is your favorite course to run in Maine?

My home course because it's the only course I won't get lost on.


What is the toughest course to run in Maine?

Probably Twinbrook because of the many rolling hills.


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

Winning Southwesterns in the 3200 in a time of 9:40.


What do you love most about running?

Being able to progress and seeing hard work pay off.


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

Netflix & chilling


Do you have any pre-race rituals or routines?

Drink a red bull because it gives you wings.


Favorite quote?

"We're here with D from Deering" (Inside Joke)


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

I saw IT, and it was not as scary as I thought.


What shoes do you race/train in?

I train in Nike Zoom Pegasus 33 & I race in Nike Zoom Victory 22


What professional athlete would you most like to me?

I would like to meet myself in 10 years.


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

I can't swim.


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

If I was stranded on an island: I would bring a jetpack, a phone to keep my streaks, & some pizza


Personal Records
  • 800m (in) - 2:10.79
  • 1600m - 4:37.85
  • 1.x Mile (xc) - 8:07.00
  • 1 Mile (in) - 4:40.64
  • 3200m - 9:40.86
  • 2 Mile (in) - 9:55.14
  • 2.x Mile (road) - 12:00.00
  • 5K (xc) - 16:23.80


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