Adam Abdulghani

[Adam is a Peabody HS xc captain in only his Junior year. He is a focused, talented, and mature student-athlete.]

GTD: Adam how was this past summer different from the past?
Adam: For me, this year's program differed for me because I went into this summer with a much different mindset than the year prior. I wanted to begin laying down the foundation for myself to go further than ever before in my running. I really just wanted to focus and do whatever I needed to do to improve.

GTD: What did you do to make the program work for you?
Adam: The great thing about this program is that if you dedicate yourself to it, it will work for you. Embracing the process and putting your trust in it is ultimately what will yield you results. Of course, you have to work for it, but all the tools to success are at your disposal, the question is whether or not you are willing to go the extra mile to achieve success.

GTD: What are your favorite moments in the GTD XC program and why?
Adam: Specifically, this year, the relays that we did to cap off the program were among my favorite moments during the camp. It was something new, and it was a fun way to be able to "compete" as well as be able to see where you were at the end of the program.

GTD: What's happening in XC so far this fall?
Adam: Although this XC season is just beginning, I'm already excited about how it's going. Obviously, it's much different than years prior, but somehow, things have managed to work themselves out which I'm thankful for. This past Sunday I was able to race at the Frank Kelley invitational, and it was a good race to see where I am at so far. To still have the opportunity to go out and race is all I could really ask for.
[Adam's 16:46 (5.24 pace) was good for 19th out of 230 finishers at the Frank Kelley meet.]

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Mike Brown, Andover HS/UMass-Amherst, Aug. 2022
Molly Kiley, Andover HS, Aug. 2022
Ellis Iurilli-Hough, Melrose HS, Aug. 2022
Colin Kirn, Andover HS, Aug. 2021
Victoria Lombardi, Stonehill College, Oct. 2020
Adam Abdulghani, Peabody HS, Oct. 2020
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- Emily Ernst, Essex North Shore Tech, Sep. 2020
- Rachel Brennan, Gordon College, Sep. 2020
Sean Kay, Arlington Catholic, Oct. 2019
Shannon O'Connell, Colby-Sawyer College, Oct. 2019
Riley Dowd, Stonehill College, Sep. 2018
Kate Mitchell, Boston Collge, Aug. 2018
Nadja Ueckert-LaPlante, Ipswich HS, Dec. 2017
Marissa Farago, Triton HS, Apr. 2017
Anthony Pizzo, AIC, Dec. 2016
Matt Loehle, UConn, Dec. 2016
Emily DeMarco, Ipswich HS, Apr. 2016
Sarah Oliver, Marblehead HS, Jan. 2016
AJ Ernst, Marblehead HS, Dec. 2015
Abby Walsh, Beverly HS, Dec. 2015
Sydney Packard, Bishop Fenwick HS, Dec. 2015
Griffin Barriss, Melrose HS, Dec. 2015
Tia Patterson, Boston College, Dec. 2015
Thomas Mackin, Lynn Classical HS, Dec. 2015
Riley Dowd, Stonehill College, Nov. 2015
Emily Weigand, American University, Nov. 2015
Connor Wolff, Stonehill College, Nov. 2015
Lexi Buonfiglio, Stonehill College, Nov. 2015
Victoria Holleran, St John, Peabody, Mar. 2015
Abby Walsh, Beverly HS, Dec. 2014
Riley Dowd, Peabody HS, Dec. 2014
Sarah Oliver, Marblehead HS, Dec. 2014
Tia Patterson, Lynnfield HS, Nov. 2014
Emily Horgan, Univ. of Vermont, Nov. 2014
Arianna Maida, Bishop Fenwick HS, Sep. 2014