Men's Track

    Q&A with Sprinter John Gunnell

    Go Hoosiers! John Gunnell tells IUHOOSIERS.com about his first month of practice with the IU Track and Field team.
    Go Hoosiers!
    John Gunnell tells IUHOOSIERS.com about his first month of practice with the IU Track and Field team.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 3, 2005

    John Gunnell is a freshman sprinter on the Indiana Track and Field team. Gunnell, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., was named an Indiana All-Star for his efforts in the 400m in 2005. He also finished second in the 400m at the Midwest Meet of Champions and was a member of the Indiana Storm track club. Gunnell finished fourth in the 100m (11.32) and second in the 400m (51.18) at the 2004 USATF Junior Olympics. Gunnell sat down with IUHOOSIERS.com to discuss his first month with the Hoosier track and field team.

    What have the first few weeks of college life been like in relation to being a student athlete?
    Fun and relaxing at first, but then the work came, so now it's just fun.

    What are some of your personal goals this season?
    Do well and run against some respectable runners in the college circuit.

    How different are practices with IU compared to your high school?
    VERY DIFFERENT, it's harder a lot earlier on in the season then in high school. The weight training is more specific and detailed than in high school too.

    Why did you choose to come to Indiana?
    They had a good school and a good track team.

    What has been the biggest adjustment been to college life?
    Time Management.

    Overall, how does it feel to be a part of the IU track team?
    AWESOME, it feels good to be around people who are like me.

     

     

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