Men's Cross Country

    Setting the Pace with Freshman Nate Morrow

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman Nate Morrow
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    Freshman Nate Morrow
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    Sept. 15, 2008

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - will take a look at this year's newcomers on the Indiana men's cross country team. Next up is freshman Nate Morrow.

    Morrow posted personal bests of 15:32 in the 5K, 9:18 in the 3,200-meters and 4:21 in the 1,600-meters at DeKalb High School. The Auburn, Ind., native earned all-state track recognition during his senior season with a fifth-place finish in the 3,200. He was honored with top-25 state accolades during the cross country season in 2007. Morrow was a four-time cross country all-state and all-section selection and earned all-region and all-semi-state honors three times. He was named IATCCC all-state in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and was the conference and section individual champion in cross country as a junior and senior.

    Morrow was a finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman and was the KPC Newspapers Prep of the Year for cross country in 2006 and 2007, and for track in 2008. He was a four-time varsity letterwinner in cross country and earned one letter in track. He also played baseball at DeKalb.

    Setting the Pace with Nate Morrow
    1. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
    I would like to visit Mt. Everest. I love being outdoors and being physically active. Visiting such an extreme area as this would fit me perfectly.

    2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
    In 10 years, I hope to be successfully running my own optometry or dentistry practice.

    3. Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?
    My twin brother Drew. Drew can be a role model for anyone. He is always striving for excellence at whatever he endevours. By growing up with him, he has made me a better person.

    4. What is your favorite childhood memory?
    My favorite childhood memories are from our annual family vacations we took every summer.



    5. Something that many people don't know about you is: I only ran one year of high school track. I competed in baseball for my first three years of high school before jumping to the track. However, I did compete in cross country all four years.

    6. The teammate I most admire is who, and why?
    I admire all of my teammates. I think it is too hard to choose a favorite. Everyone has worked hard to get to the level of running they are at now.

    7. Name one thing that you wish you were better at?
    I need to work on my time-management skills.

    8. What makes Indiana special from any other program?
    Indiana offers an incredible atmosphere to excell in athletics and academics. I feel the university promotes a sense of school spirit that makes everyone want to work hard. The coaching staff and everyone here at the university is committeed to developing winners.

    9. What do you like best about Coach Helmer?
    Coach Helmer is incredibly knowledgable about the sport of running. He wants the best for his runners, and he is committed to helping them succeed. I admire Coach Helmer the most because he is a great communicator. He will always tell his athletes straight forward what is on his mind and what it takes to succeed.

    10. What are your goals for this year?
    I want to make myself and my team better every single day!

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