5 questions with … Breanne Mitchell | TheUnion.com

5 questions with … Breanne Mitchell

Breanne Mitchell, a Bear River junior runner, has started the track season off just like one might expect of the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section cross country champion, who also finished in 10th place at the Division IV state meet last season. The 5-foot-1, 96-pound distance runner has obtained some lofty goals by putting her rubber to the road.

The Union Sports Writer Scott P. Hopper caught up with Mitchell at a track meet against Lincoln High School Wednesday, where she won the mile and the two mile.

Catching up to her is not an easy thing to do, because when she is not running in a race, she can typically be seen running around the track cheering on her teammates.

Q. Why running?

A. It started with soccer and when I was in sixth grade at Magnolia I did cross country. It clicked. It is my passion.

Q. How many days a week do you train?

A. Six days a week. I take Saturday off, unless I have a road race. I didn’t do any this year but want to do it next season.

Q. Does anyone in your family run?

A. Mom ran two marathons and my dad ran in high school. My sister Sierra is in eighth grade at Magnolia and is an up-and-comer.

Q. There is no debating that you are a very strong

runner, what is your personal best time in the mile?

A. I ran a 5-minute, 31-second at El Dorado. I want to break the Bear River school record in the one mile (5:17) and two mile (11:26).

Q. What other goals do you have?

A. Next year in cross country, I want to take the girls back to states. I want to run a faster time on that course and get a scholarship in running.

– Scott P. Hopper, sports writer

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