Fifteen minutes can seem like a long time, depending on the situation. When you are near the end of a shift at work, or waiting for the end of the last class of the day, a quarter hour can tick off the clock very slowly.
I am here to tell you that 15 minutes is not nearly enough time to run three miles, certainly not when it is over a cross country course with hills and whatnot.
But there are 1,044 people who have done that -- or better -- at the state finals course in Peoria over the past 36 years. There have been 36 runners from the Naperville area that are on that list, including eight last year.