Steven Chen

General Information~

Name: Steven Chen

Age: 16

Grade: 11

Gender: male

Height: 5 ft 10 in

Weight: 137

Eye Color: brown

Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 20, 31, 86

XC Related~

Why did you do XC? Well.. first of all.. i suck at the rest of the sports.. football.. i'll get squished.. baseball.. no hand-eye coordination.. basketball.. i just plain suck at it.. all the rest.. not in my interest.. etc.. anyways.. cross country is like one of the sports that training will get u success.. well.. most things are like that.. but you know.. also.. to get fit.. if not already.. fitter.. get ready for track.. now that's just the outter section of it.. the inner reasons.. cross country is one of those sports that require A LOT of dedication and mental concentration.. and it can teach u to focus.. concentrate.. it can be also an analogy to life.. its like a race.. there will be times during the race where it'll be smooth like the downhill.. and then there comes the uphills and the pain.. same with life.. sometimes life'll be smooth.. the way u want it to be.. but at times u'll face difficulties.. so ur only resolution is to endure it once it is over.. then it'll be good again.. same as in xc.. pain will come to u somewhere in ur run.. no doubt.. but when u get it.. dun quit or stop.. just endure it.. as coach would say.. "suck it up".. and keep focus on ur goals.. once ur mind wanders away from xc.. ur dead.. and once u finish.. u get that feeling that u've finished the race and that u've tried ur hardest and that u will be looked up to because u overcame that pain.. so why am i saying this? it's becuase when we finish that run and go back to our lives.. we will get these difficulties.. and we need to keep a focused mind to overcome it.. once we wander away or try to stall or put it away for later.. it's gonna be worse.. but once we overcome.. we get the prize.. peace.. joy.. etc.. xc will help u achieve more.. with more focus and concentration.. u can do better in ur studies.. work.. other sports.. etc.. In addition.. seeing how those ppl can run like super fast for long distances gives inspiration.. i mean.. daym.. i want to be like one of them.. another thing.. sorry about this being soo long.. it gives a sense of desire.. u have to work til the very end of the race... when ur running that last mile.. if u don't push urself to kick like crazy.. ur just gonna waste urself by being passed.. but once u go.. ok.. im gonna use up whatever's left in me and maybe beyond that for this last mile.. and u keep pumping ur legs.. start to breathe heavily.. and feel pain all over.. u'll end up doing a heck of a lot better.. time-wise.. and maybe end up outkicking a few more guys.. which is a good feeling.. hah.. sorry about my "essay" :p

Part of XC course: i would say.. the back woods and the "kill zone".. back woods all downhill :).. and the "kill zone".. hehe.. get to pass people.. and it's the end of the course! :)


Food: chinese.. eventho it's VERY greasy.. pasta.. spaghetti.. WATER!!! hehe

Band/Music Group: dun have one

School period: ap comp sci!! that was soph year.. now.. i guess it's the sciences..

Movie(s): Gladiator, Matrix

Thing to do when it's raining and there's nothing to do: sleep.. haha

TV show(s): Baby blues.. Family Guy.. Escaflowne

Sport(s) to play: track.. xc.. baseball.. ultimate frisbee.. basketball.. volleyball

Sport(s) to watch: track (gotta love the trials and olympics).. baseball.. basketball

"Dance as though no one is watching you,
love as though you have never been hurt before,
sing as though no one can hear you,
live as though heaven is on earth."

A Look into the Future~

Preferred College(s):
Rutgers (blah).. MIT.. Princeton.. Columbia.. UIUC.. i dunno.. gotta do some searching..

Future Career:
Major in EE (Electrical Engineering).. minor in CS (Computer Science)


Shoutouts to:
Dave Grabs - yo.. doood.. we stick together first.. then we go and stick with the faster guys!! yeah!!!
Jeff Grabs - Jeff! i wanna sit on the back of ur truck! hehe =)
Ed Li - daym.. how in the world did u get so fast??
Segal - mann.. im not even gonna talk about u.. ur just WEIRD.. oh.. running 17:48.. how did u feel? H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E... jeez.. haha.. just playing around craig.. ur the bomb.. who cares what others say =)
Andril - haha.. i bet anytime now.. ur gonna knock me dead.. just turn around during any race after the one mile mark.. and clothesline me.. lol
James Lee - hehe.. smart boi.. yo.. watch out for those azn grls.. they may actually rip ur head off instead of ur shirt.. lol
Will Tang - ha.. u know ur the buffest guy.. Andril can't compare to u.. hehe
Coach - dun listen to andril.. he can't do squat.. haha.. [now im gonna get a beating.. =) ]
Leo - love the macaroni at the xc party! yo.. thanks for letting me use ur locker.. daym it's empty =)
Merces - man.. ur one buff guy.. maybe not as buff as tang there.. but it's a definite =)

Additional Comments:
haha.. i dunno.. i made this site.. i dunno what else to do with this page.. so im asking the rest of u guys!! hehe

Remember ur goals for the season.. dun die on them.. strive for it!! Division CHAMPS---> beat Colts Neck <-- that's a good team.. i'll give u that.. but if we can beat them.. our chances for being division champs are higher =) so lets GO FOR IT!!!! YEAH!!!!!! We have a chance at Sectionals and States too!!! and Remember our bet coach =)