A run in his shoes: Justin Jones

Justin Jones, senior. Hometown: Oakwood, Ill. Photo by Rachel Kearney

By David Parker

Q: How many years have you been running competitively?
A: Since 8th grade track.

Q: Did you play any other sports?
A: Baseball and basketball.

Q: What was your biggest accomplishment in cross-country or track?
A: Our cross-country team finished in 11th place at the [NAIA] National meet during my sophomore year, which was the highest finish by the men’s [cross-country] team in [Olivet] history.

Q: Favorite sport memory?
A: Dunking in a high school basketball game.

Q: Most embarrassing moment in cross-country or track?
A: I accidentally went into the girls’ bathroom during a high school cross-country meet.

Q: Pre-race rituals?
A: I go through the same warm-up routine and pray right before the race starts.

Q: What music do you play before a race to get pumped up?
A: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor and “This Man” by Jeremy Camp.

Q: Favorite cereal?
A: Fruity Pebbles.

Q: If you could have any superhero power, what would it be?
A: Indestructibility.

Q: Favorite cartoon?
A: Pokémon.

Q: If you had 24 hours to do anything you wanted (money not an issue) what would you do?
A: I would go to an Ohio State Buckeyes football game.

Assistant coach Danny Bowman on Jones: “He is our work horse. He shows great leadership in every aspect through his words and examples.”

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