Spartan Spotlight: Jon Edmunds
Issue date: 4/16/10 Section: Sports
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Greg Meyer: What inspired you to run?
Jon Edmunds: Forrest Gump. He ran with a purpose. I saw that movie in '94 and when I got finished I ran to the edge of Greenbow County. When I got there, I figured I may as well keep running and I ran to the border of Alabama. When I got there, I figured I may as well keep running and I ran to Case Western and I have been running ever since then.
GM: Is it safe to say that you're just a local idiot? Or maybe just a runnin' fool. What are some of your hobbies?
JE: I collect and play Yu-Gi-Oh! and play in regional and national tournaments against Yu-Gi-Oh! masters. In addition, I am an avid user of Chatroulette.
GM: So what you're saying is that you avidly look at naked dudes? I guess there really are only two things that come from Texas. What are some of your academic honors?
JE: A+ in social networking.
GM: Congratulations. What is your worst track memory?
JE: December 5, 2009. I was viciously mauled by a high hurdle at the Case Early Bird penthalon. This assault resulted in five stitches in the back of my head and a concussion. Also, Matt Kamalsky is a nightmare.
GM: They have no mercy. What is your favorite quote?
JE: "Sometimes you gotta squeeze, sometimes you gotta say please, and sometimes you gotta say, 'hey."'
GM: Man, I got a craving for Zanzibar. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JE: In ENGR 145, again.
GM: I guess it's a 20-year plan? If you could invite any three people to dinner, living or dead, who would it be and why?
JE: Amy, Anthony and the priest because we would have a lot to talk about.
GM: Whoever that is intended for, you're welcome? What would we find in your locker right now that might surprise us?
JE: GameCube with two controllers, Sperry boat shoes, a frayed hat, plaid shorts, seven polos, Jack Johnson CD, an old dreadlock and a couple other things.
GM: Damn, the track guys got GameCubes in their lockers? C'mon Dr. Diles, quit holding out on us. What makes track stand out from other sports?
JE: We don't do it with balls …
GM: Well then, grow a sack and win some races. Who is the best athlete you've ever competed with and why?
JE: Usain Bolt because even though he lost to me, his desire and drive to better himself inspires me. Anna Selser is also a valiant opponent, but is no match for my sheer athletic prowess.
GM: It's just God-given, huh? Any insight on how the season is going so far?
JE: Currently running on track. Look for some impressive performances by Sam "Muscles" Friedman, Cara "White Lightning" Dreussi, Emily "Choo-Choo" Tran, and yours truly, the Texas Tickler.
GM: Jon Edmunds, everyone.