• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Kyle Wood

Senior, track

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Hometown: Newton, Iowa

High School: Newton

Why Central? 
It gave me an opportunity to excel in academics and athletics while meeting some of my greatest friends.

Best class you’ve ever taken and why 
World War II in the Pacific: The information was exciting and we went to a shooting range to shoot guns like the Tommy Gun, M1 Garand, and a 25 Caliber Machine Gun!

You’re majoring in history and secondary education because… 
Learning history is like one epic story, so it is always exciting. And doing education will allow me to help secondary students prepare for college and life. I want to make a difference in students’ lives. 

Favorite athletics memory 
Winning 5 team conference championships and going for our 6th in our 8 seasons. 

Top travel destination, past or future 
The Swiss Alps

Reality show you’d dominate if you got the chance 
Dancing with the Stars

Aspect of track you like the best and why 
You are either fast or you aren’t; no politics involved.

Ritual or habit before a meet 
Taking a nap. I love taking a 25 minute nap before I compete to relax my body.

The thing you like best about your team 
We know how to have fun, even in the most serious of times. 

Your favorite TV show 
Friends or Chuck, I can’t decide

Word or phrase you use too often 

The best part about competing in an NCAA national meet 
Realizing that you are competitive with some of the best athletes in the nation. That is exhilarating. 

Funniest person on the team 
Allen Scovel

Most treasured possession 
A cedar chest that I built in high school. 

What you like best about Central’s coaches 
Knowledgeable; if I have a question about our training, I get an in-depth answer which helps me understand the sport better.

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with 
Sam Clark, my father-in-law

Your best sport other than track 
Bags (A.K.A. Cornhole)

Bucket list 
Create a bucket list, which I will start right now by putting down extreme base jumping in a wingsuit. 

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