Athlete Spotlight #14: Casey Loring

Athlete Name: Casey Loring

School: South Portland

Year of Graduation: 2016

2012 State Meet Finish: 11th Class A 19:44


Best time in a 5K race and in which meet:

My best time was 19:44 in last years state meet in Belfast.

Tell us how your summer training is going?:

My summer training is going really well. I created a schedule to help me focus on certain things for the upcoming seasons. I also did a lot of road biking. I participated in Acadia Running Camp and also ran in the Twilight 5k, Beach 2 Beacon, and plan on doing the Tri for Preservation.

What are your goals for the upcoming season?:

My goals for the upcoming season are to run sub 19:00

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

I started really competing in eighth grade so for around 2 years


Will you be competing anywhere out of state this season?:

Not that I know of.

What is your favorite course to run in Maine?:

Belfast, because its exciting in the woods but also open so you can see your progression.

What is the toughest course to run in Maine?:

Twin Brook, because its very hilly and also the different loops are confusing.

What meet during the regular season do you put extra emphasize on to compete well at?:

Festival of the Champions, I want to show that I can compete with everyone from anywhere.

What is your favorite cross country race so far in your high school career?:

Festival of the Champions at Belfast its different and I can scope out new competition but it is also fun to be with my team.

Favorite cross country memory?:

My favorite memory So far was states when I ran my PR, 19:44

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


Favorite quote?:

"Failure to prepare is preparing to fail".

What shoes do you train in?:

I train in an array of shoes, Mizunos, Sauconys, Asics, and sometimes for track workouts I will wear Nikes.

What shoes do you race in?:

For racing I use Nike spikes.

What professional athlete would you most like to meet?:

The professional athlete I would like to meet is Shalane Flanagan

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

I enjoy drawing and painting.