Saucony Flo50 Summer Training Blog: Rafaella Gibbons

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The freshman phenom Rafaella Gibbons capped off her first year in high school with two Florida State Championship titles in cross country and the 3200m (10:42.06). She finished her spring with a sixth place, 11:11.61 finish at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor Emerging Elite Two Mile. The national cross country scene is where she really made her mark, placing sixth at the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional meet with her personal best of 17:39.40 for 5k to earn a spot at Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) as an individual, where she placed 27th. With one year of elite level racing under her belt, Gibbons is stepping up her training in 2015 for All-American recognition this fall.