Pre NCAA Interview: Distance Freestyler CJ Smith – goals, how prep for 1650, being in zone

by Katrina Radke 3

March 26th, 2013 News, Video Interview

Sophomore Gopher CJ Smith shares goals, what it will take to place in his events at NCAAs this week, and what he does to warm up and prepare.

In high school, he swam in Chicago area, for YWCA Flying Fish, and he has had nice drops since being in college at the University of Minnesota, going from 15:21 to 14:52 in the 1650 (14th seed for NCAAs) and from 4:26 to 4:20 in the 500…so far.

Here is the top 16 NCAA seeds for 1650:

1 McBroom, Michael SR Texas A 14:33.53
2 Jaeger, Connor JR Michigan A 14:34.87
3 Grothe, Zane JR Auburn A 14:41.45
4 Freeman, William JR Georgia A 14:44.38
5 Cosgarea, Andrew SO Stanford B 14:49.71
6 Frayler, Arthur FR Florida B 14:49.88
7 Ryan, Sean JR Michigan B 14:50.75
8 Feeley, Ryan SR Michigan B 14:51.59
9 Quintero, Cristian SO Southern Cali B 14:51.85
10 Hamilton, Craig SR LSU B 14:53.10
11 Koski, Matias FR Georgia B 14:53.32
12 Nielsen, Anders FR Michigan B 14:53.33
13 Daniec, Jan JR Virginia B 14:53.48
14 Smith, Clayton SO Minnesota B 14:54.21
15 Lewis, John FR Texas B 14:54.33
16 Omana, Carlos SO Florida B 14:55.53

Katrina Radke is an Olympic Swimmer, Sport Psychology Professor, Bestselling Author of Be Your Best Without the Stress, and 7 Ultimate Fitness Routines. She also runs a motivational, peak potential business, WECOACH4U with her husband, Olympic Coach and former Stanford Coach, Ross Gerry.

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7 years ago

My favorite event! Thanks for giving distance its due!

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7 years ago


7 years ago

the mile is too long

About Katrina Radke

Katrina Radke, MFT, is an internationally recognized Olympian, therapist, college psychology instructor, and a peak performance and health coach for many fields, including business, sport psychology, fitness, wellness and nutrition. She is a motivational speaker for corporate, educational and public events, and works with top physicians and health professionals. She …

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