Before the 2018 season, our coaching staff for the Downers Grove South girls’ high school cross country team decided we need to improve speed development. Our team could run solid races, but we were looking for ways to get faster and have stronger finishes. By emphasizing speed, strength, and injury prevention, our program earned its first state trophy, earning 3rd place behind two national powerhouses.
About Michael Farthing
Michael Farthing is currently an assistant cross country and track coach at Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove, Illinois. He is USATF Level 1 certified and holds a Level 1 certificate for Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR). Michael also provides private speed and jumps training sessions for individuals and teams. In addition to coaching, Michael is a special education teacher at Westmont High School. He can be reached via Coach Mike Speed Performance on Facebook, @Coach_Farthing on Twitter, or email@example.com.