Brenna Peloquin and nine other Bronco athletes are headed to the outdoor track and field regional round in Lawrence, Kansas. The freshmen, who has been making a name for herself all season long will be competing in two events and doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Peloquin qualified and will compete in two different races- the 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter runs. Peloquin says: “In the race it's about who's the best on that day and that's how I try and approach every single race- just giving my best for that day."
Her efforts in both events have made Peloquin the second-fastest bronco in school history in each event, but her athleticism could be credited to her mother and father.
“My mom was a gymnast in college and my dad ran in college and he went to the University of Portland. Regionals is just another race and right now I know I'm fit and healthy so we'll just see; I can just you know, give it all I can on the day of the race."
And just how DOES a runner who is ranked sixth in the 5,000 meter, and number three in the 10,000 meter prepare for such a big race? Oh, you know, by just listening to some rap music and doing a crossword puzzle. "Before the race, I listen to some Eminem. I can only listen to half the song because it gets pretty intense. I always get the hotel crossword puzzle and just do it all the way to the meet. It calms me, but it stimulates my mind so that way I'm not thinking about the race too much."
For Peloquin, she just hopes to qualify and earn a spot at the NCAA championships. If Peloquin can have a top twelve finish, she’ll earn a berth to the NCAA championships in Eugene, Oregon, which will take place in June.