11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
(What you won't find on Facebook...even if you are approved as a friend)
Hometown: Newton, Iowa
High School: Newton
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
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)
Create a bucket list, which I will start right now by putting down extreme base jumping in a wingsuit.
See previous close-ups.