Run, Bain, run

Dani Sureck, Staff Writer

     Senior Michael Bain has spent the past four years running. He has spent countless hours running and accomplished his goals, but he does not plan on stopping any time soon.

     Bain will continue his running career next year at Baylor University.

     He signed with the team on Thursday Feb. 2, National Signing Day. It has been a process of track meets and training to get to where he is today, so he said he feels accomplished by what he has done.

     “It was a really exciting day,” Bain said. “My family is really excited for me, too.”

     Unlike most athletes that signed on National Signing Day, Bain’s signing was not official on the piece of paper. He will be running with the team, however, it has not been determined whether or not Bain will receive a scholarship. This keeps him from physically signing an agreement with the school.

     To be eligible for a scholarship Bain must run a 4:20 mile. He will definitely run with the team next year, whether or not he achieves this.

     “It’s a really fast time,” Bain said. “But I believe I can do it.”

     Bain said he was attracted to the school because of the Christian environment, and enjoyed the other runners on Baylor’s team. Bain will be one of five new distance runners next year.

     Bain’s training will begin in the summer when he receives the workout schedule. Instead of running just the 800 or the mile, Bain will be running 5Ks and 10Ks with the team. This transition may be hard for Bain since he is not used to running that distance.

     On top of running, Bain will be attending Baylor University to study geology. He said he does not plan on rushing a fraternity his freshman year, allowing him to adjust to the new lifestyle and his running schedule.

     The track season begins Feb. 25, and as Bain prepares for the 800 and the mile, he said he has his mind set on one last high school goal.

     “Running for Baylor will be awesome,” Bain said. “I can’t wait to be a part of their program and run with friends that I already know on the team.”