Tristan Dye of Marion was chosen as the Hog Wild Performance of the Month for September. Last season, Dye ran a time of 18:28 at the state meet, finishing right outside of the top 40.
“The goal I made for myself was to post a sub 18-minute time, and that is definitely what our summer training is preparing us for,” Dye said. “As a team, our coach set a very achievable goal to win our regional. It’s not going to be easy as we generally have teams like Berean Academy and Bennington in our regional.”
Consistency is what Dye thinks is his best strength.
“I can post those consistent times,” Dye said. “I have been a solid runner, who places wherever my team needs me to be.”
Throughout the offseason, Dye was focused on making sure he had the energy and stamina to survive the races in the fall.
“I’ve been doing more strength training, not to slow down my faster split but to be able to maintain that faster pace for a longer period of time,” Dye said.
At this time, Dye is unsure where he will be going to college next year, but he knows for sure he wants to run. He also is unsure what he wants to do academically.