Also, there was just a great atmosphere at state — everyone there is good and you’re just running with the best of the best.
GR: Was it exciting competing in front of a packed stadium for the state meet?
CC: It felt nice running at Cerritos because it felt like just another meet, sort of. It wasn’t just another meet, but it felt less stressful than [the state meet] last year. There was just great energy and when the evening got started and the lights went on, that was just really exciting.
GR: During cross-country season and even early in track season this year, you were quoted as saying you get intimidated in big meets. Leading into the state meet for track, you said that you had learned to relax and just compete. Had you gained more confidence by that point, so that you felt more comfortable and not intimidated by those big races?