400: 50.3 | 800: 1:56.74
Mile: 4:39 | 5k: 16:46
Shaowei has been a Freshman sensation this year. He came into Cross Country out of shape from the summer and before the end of Cross Country he had run a 16:46 5k. During Indoor he continued running strong, placing 2nd in the 400m at Indoor Conference. Two weeks later he followed up that showing at Virginia Tech where he ran the 800 in 1:56.74, ranking #5 on the all-time list at CNU. Shaowei has the speed needed to break 50 seconds in the 400 and 1:55 in the 800 this Outdoor season.
Shaowei uses a pair of Nike Lunarfly. He told me, "I bought them because they look super fly, and I'm a fly dude." He said that they are very comfortable and have an extremely soft bottom that make it feel like he is running on a soft surface at all times. He finds that the best features that the Nike Lunarfly provide are high performance for his runs and the reduction of pressure on his shins. He wears them for workouts and long runs, but finds that they are the best for 400 repeats or anything longer than a 400 on the track. On a side note, he's used them for tennis and they worked out pretty well.
In terms of competition spikes, Shaowei wears a pair of Nike Zoom Victory. He said, "they are amazing." This has been a general consensus among anyone who has ever tried them on. He recommends them for the 400 and up. They are light and give good traction. He recommends them for mid distance runners.
Thanks Shaowei and good luck this Outdoor season!