Charlotte Bednar On What's Made Her Season So Special

Charlotte Bednar has been on absolute fire this fall. 

And not just in cross country. 

While high school activities were canceled this fall at Lawrenceville School, the high school junior managed to figure out several races to compete in across the Northeast, including a few track races in New Jersey and New York and an unofficial Meet of Champions cross country race in New Jersey. 

In her four previous outings before Saturday (she was second this weekend at the East Coast Championships), Bednar set records in every single performance, including new New Jersey state records in the 3K and 5K on the track and a record for the fastest time on the Holmdel cross country course by a New Jersey athlete.

"This whole season I've had no clue what to expect," Bednar said, "so it's all kind of a surprise." 

In her 3K and 5K, specifically, she entered into the ranks of the top 50 performances all-time at those distances.  

Bednar breaks down all her peformances in this interview with MileSplit.

Interview Segments: 

  • On the season's successes so far [0:43]
  • Looking back at Charlotte's outdoor 5K races [4:45]
  • Behind the scenes work before her 16:21 in the 5K [9:30]
  • On that impressive 3K peformance [11:15]
  • Bednar talks about her Holmdel Invitational win [14:20]
  • Charlotte talks her hopes for an upcoming race [16:10]
  • Her thoughts on records [18:00]
  • On losing national competition but still having a chance to race [19:00]
  • Favorite moment of the fall [20:00]
  • Training on a weekly basis [20:45]
  • Most uplifting part of training [23:00]
  • Hopes for 2021 [25:30]
  • Top three Christmas movies in the Bednar family [26:00]

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