Men's Cross Country

    Getting To Know...Matt Sweetman (10-24-02)

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    October 24, 2002

    Getting To Know...Matt Sweetman

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    Bloomington, IN - Indiana junior Matt Sweetman provides valuable depth to the No. 18 Hoosier cross country team. IU coach Robert Chapman has seen Sweetman make significant strides in cross country and knows that the progress will also pay dividends for the steeplechase in track.

    Sweetman recently sat down with to talk about some of his interests and activities outside cross country and track.

    Favorite Movie
    Dumb and Dumber

    Ten years from now, I hope to be…
    Half the kindergarten teacher my mother is. I definitely have my work cut out for me. I’m not worried about how much money I’m going to make. I know I’ll love going to work every day, and that is more important to me than money.

    My most prized possession:
    Without a doubt, my family.

    What drew me to Indiana University…
    After I talked to Coach Chapman for the first time, I thought to myself, “If I come here, I can be part of something special.”

    The CD that is currently in my player…
    The new Red hot Chili Peppers CD has been a mainstay since it came out.

    The people who have helped me most since I came to IU:
    My family, my high school coaches, and my middle school coach

    Most memorable moment in athletic career
    Every time I cross the finish line, I don’t take anything for granted. Not many people get the chance to represent Indiana University.



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