Fabulous Freshman Watch List - David Nelsen

The Watch List continues until the Nike Southwest Regionals to cover the top freshmen from the Arizona State Meet.  Up next David Nelsen from Hamilton High School who was the fastest freshman in the division 1 State Meet; 3rd for Hamilton and 4th overall freshman.


Journal Questions:


Name:  David Nelsen Jr.  (David's Milesplit Profile)


High School: 

Hamilton High School


Year of Graduation: 2018


Best time in a 5K and a 3 Mile Race:

5k: 17:09

When did you get started as a runner:

I started running track in 7th grade at Santan Jr. High, and in 8th grade I ran cross country and track.  


How was the transition from middle school to high school?

Practices and races are much tougher and competitive in high school. 


What is your favorite type of workout?

Speed workouts on the track.


What were your goals for the AZ State Meet and what was the experience like?

My goal was to run my best and help my team.  It was a great experience to see all the best runners in the state and see how I compare to them.


Will you be running at Nike SW Regionals or Foot Locker West Regionals?

I will be running the Nike SW Regionals this weekend.


Do you cross train (lift, swim, bike etc)?

I like to play basketball and Ultimate Frisbee.  I plan to start weight training soon.


Do you follow any kind of nutrition program or watch what you eat?

I eat pretty much everything in the house that I can find.  


So far in your high school career, what is your favorite cross country race or cross country memory?

Our team trip to the Four Corners race in Flagstaff.  It was my first overnight trip and I had a great time.


Why do you like to run?

It helps me push my limits and competition is a lot of fun.


When you are not running what do you like to do?

I like to see my friends and spend time with family. I also enjoy Boy Scout activities.


How have your coaches influenced you overall?

My coaches have pushed me to get better and help prepare me for the high school season.


Shout outs?

Shout out to Coach Moomaw and Coach Silva and all my team mates on the Hamilton High school cross country team. 


Quick 5:


Favorite Post-race Meal?

Ice Cream


Kind of shoes you train in?

Asics Cumulus

Flat course or hills?



Hot or cold weather?



Favorite song at the moment?

Do I wanna to know?  By Arctic Monkeys