Kremmling siblings win state running championships in respective divisions
This year, running in Colorado has a last name: Scholl.
Tabor, 17, and Tyler, 14, of Kremmling have been mopping up podiums at the Colorado State Championships this year.
Tabor, a senior, won the 2A 5k with a time of 19:59 on Oct. 25.
Tyler also led the field in the 3.5K with a time of 11:32 at the Colorado Middle School State Championships on Oct. 18, making him the first repeat champion of the competition.
“This summer I thought about it all summer every workout,” Tyler said of his win. “I definitely trained for that very hard.”
The Scholls’ ascendancy in running is nothing new.
Tyler was the national cross-country champion for his age group in 2009 and 2010.
Tabor, also a national champion, ran for Team USA at the World Mountain Running Championships in Tuscany, Italy, earlier this year.
Tyler and Tabor said they normally train together, “when we’re not beating each other up,” Tyler quipped.
Their training regimen is a mix of recovery runs, long runs, intervals and weight training, with some rowing, Nordic skiing and cycling thrown in.
“It all just kind of comes together to work,” Tabor said. “It’s the perfect recipe, I guess you could say, for us.”
They try to “keep it fun and fast,” Tabor said.
One of Tabor’s favorite places to run is above the Kremmling cliffs.
“I love to run on top of the cliffs a lot because you get the view of Kremmling,” Tabor said.
Tyler said he prefers to run on the track.
“I’m kind of the guy who likes to quantify and see what my splits are,” Tyler said.
Both said they picked up running from their parents, but they’ve developed individual motivations for running.
“I think I run to enjoy God’s creation, to be out in it, and just for the feeling of accomplishing something on my own,” Tabor said.
Tyler echoed her sentiment on the feeling of accomplishment and added that he likes to watch himself progress.
“Being able to work at something and get better at it and look into the future always makes me keep going,” Tyler said. “That’s why I run.”
Tabor has verbally committed to the University of Colorado and said she looks forward to running at the collegiate level.
Tyler said he’s looking forward to high school.
Both hope to have professional running careers and possibly make an Olympic appearance some day.
Either way, they said they would keep running together.
“We love running together,” Tabor added. “It would be lonely without you, Ty.”
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