The North Phoenix Prep boys are currently ranked no. 12 in the State. Led by Jordan Black (Sr.), the returning D4 Boys' State Champion, the Gladiators finished third at the AIA Cross-Country State Championships last year and they have ambitions of clinching their first team title in school history.
This year, Jordan has had strong showings at the Chandler Invitational and at the Fountain Hills Invitational. The Gladiators will head down to Tucson this weekend for the Los Mezquites Invitational.
We caught up with the North Phoenix Prep Gladiators for some 1K repeats at critical velocity (90% of VO2 max) along Venturoso Park, right across the street from campus.
Jog across The Street To The Park
Warm Up lap around the park
5-8 1km repeats at critical velocity (Jordan Black and Sammy Johnston did nine total)
(Group 1) 3-3:30 on 5 min. go's
(Group 2) 4:30 on 6 min. go's
(Group 3) 5:00-5:30 on 7 min. go's