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          Spartan Spotlight: Jon Edmunds

          Greg Meyer

          Issue date: 4/16/10 Section: Sports
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          Jon Edmunds is a junior sprinter and jumper for the track and field team. Edmunds, who is from The Woodlands, Texas, is majoring in civil engineering with minors in psychology and sports medicine.

          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.
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