JONESBORO, Ark. (11/17/23) – Freshman Rahel Broemmel is set to race in front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday morning, as she toes the starting line at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
Held at Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Va., on the outskirts of Charlottesville, Broemmel is A-State’s second consecutive individual qualifier in the women’s 6K race. The 2023 season also marks the fourth straight year the Red Wolves have been represented at the event in either race.
“The work is already done for the race,” Broemmel said. “Now, it’s just staying relaxed and running my best on the course. Every course is different and I’m excited to see how it goes.”
Head Cross Country Coach Jesse Duvall echoed Broemmel’s sentiment that most of the work is complete, but it’s all about being calm in the face of stiff competition.
“Relaxation and confidence are the big things (leading up to race day),” Duvall added. “The fitness is there – she’s proven that all season. Being at the national level, the competition is very stellar. So, if she can go into a race like that calm and confident, I think we’ll see a very impressive race out of her.”
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