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Beyond the Stride (Ep. 8): Amelia Mazza-Downie

Amelia Mazza-Downie joined our Lane Nine interview series for an excellent half-hour chat! The Lobo-turned-Gator star chats with Ben Weisel about her emergence as a national-caliber runner before discussing the departure of Joe Franklin from New Mexico and her decision to join the Florida women. Be sure to hear all of the insight from one of the NCAA's biggest and best transfer talents of 2023!

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Coming to the NCAA from Australia (0:31)

Dealing with Covid during first year in NCAA (2:34)

Welcome to the NCAA moment (4:04)

Realization of true talent (5:39)

Trend of great consistency (6:54)

Preference between 10k vs 5k (8:13)

Emerging as title contender at NCAA Outdoor Championships (9:17)

Reaction to Coach Joe Franklin heading to Louisville (11:21)

Did New Mexico ponder staying together despite coaching loss? (13:02)

Going to Florida with Elise Thorner (14:37)

Priorities when looking for a new school (16:17)

Many other teammates going to Northern Arizona (18:20)

Training in humidity vs at altitude (19:50)

Pressure of being cross country national title contenders (20:55)

Influence of Parker Valby & Flomena Asekol at Florida (22:30)

Adjusting to life in Gainesville (23:44) Establishing team chemistry with new faces (24:56)

Individual and team goals for cross country (28:58)

Goals for indoor and outdoor track (27:21)


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