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Stanford success for Montana star; catching up with Christina Aragon

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Stanford success for Montana star; catching up with Christina Aragon Stanford success for Montana star; catching up with Christina Aragon

After racing her way to All American honors at last week's NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships,  Christina Aragon said this week's training schedule involves less running and more relaxation while her Billings family is in California for the holiday. 

"I'm used to by now, around Thanksgiving, there being a bit of snow so it feels a bit more like the holiday," Aragon said. "I guess that's been a little bit weird."

Despite a lack of snow in California where Christina Aragon flies with Cardinals,  Montana's speedy star smoothly transitions from Senior to Stanford.

"It's definitely been busy, but it's so cool that you are living with your friends and getting to see your friends at practice everyday." 

For Aragon, it's about the team, not the individual. 

"It's cool to have your own goals, but you know every person you catch is helping your team do better."

In her first year with the program, Aragon is already a key to success for Cardinal Cross Country. Ever so humble, Aragon said she is just one part of the group, and enjoys contributing toward the common goal. 

"Now you aren't just running at the front of the pack or however it may have been in high school," Aragon said. "You're just one in the crowd. I like that."

Aragon said she is also enjoying living in California, though the Sunshine State is a temporary home.

"I don't think i'll live in Cali when I get older," Aragon said. "I came into this with the mindset that it will be four years of something different, and i'm excited for something different."

So while the Billings Senior product says she misses snow, she's excited to continue making the most of her collegiate experience. 

"I've enjoyed running in college so much," Aragon said. "I honestly can say that i've loved running in college even more than I loved running in high school."

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