Women's Track

    Q & A with Jumper Candace Perry

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    Sept. 28, 2005

    Candace Perry, a transfer from the University of Southern Indiana, is a sophomore jumper on the Indiana track and field team this season. Perry comes to Indiana with great accomplishments, as she claimed the NCAA 2005 Division II long jump title. A graduate of Anderson High School, Perry earned eight varsity letters in basketball, soccer and track and field. She finished third at the 2001 IHSAA Track and Field Championships in the long jump with a mark of 18-7.50 and set county, sectional and regional long jump records. Perry recently sat down with IUHOOSIERS.com to discuss his first month with the Hoosiers.

    Describe your transition to Indiana:
    It has been a hard transition for me this year, due to the differences from my old school (University of Southern Indiana). On the other hand, I like having the company of my new teammates.

    What are some of your personal goals this season?
    Academically, I would like to end all of my classes with at least a B in every class. Athletically, I would like to become the Big Ten Champion, top three in the Regional meet, and also top three in the National meet.

    How different are practices with IU compared to your high school/previous school?
    The practices here are way more strenuous then they were at my old University.

    Why did you choose to come to Indiana?
    I chose to come to IU for better coaching in long jump. I also wanted to find out how much father I could jump with a great jump coach helping me.

    What has been the biggest adjustment been to college life?
    The biggest adjustment for me is the class sizes and work load.

    Overall, how does it feel to be a part of the IU track team?
    Overall, it feels great to be apart of the IU track team. I wouldn't trade this opportunity for anything in the world.



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