Salute to Seniors: Jack Crull

Name: Jack Crull


School: Helias Catholic High School 

Q: What does your training look like right now given the current situation?

A: basic mileage and a few speed workouts just to get ready for college. Once I heard no season I took a little break and we reevaluated.

Q: What are you doing to stay busy other than run right now?

A: Basketball in my driveway, hitting golf balls around with my stepdad and playing video games.

Q: What was your most memorable race/moment?

A: running at the festival of miles in St Louis my first time.


Q: What was the funniest thing that happened during your running career?

A: my sophomore year having the whole 4/800 team take an ice bath together in one tub before our final races together.


Q: Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?

A: Wesley Porter


Q: What was your greatest accomplishment?

A:winning 4 medals at state track my sophomore year.


Q: If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?

A: I would have done more hip exercises and strengthening exercises because I ran into a few problems in track and cross from weak and tight hip flexors.


Q: What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

A: having confidence in myself and not getting too nervous before my races.


Q: What will you miss the most?

A: being with my team and coaches and all of the fun nights being at track meets watching everyone and preparing for my races. There's not too many things that can replicate how you feel before and after a race. 


Q: What advice would you give to younger athletes?

A: preseason is just or if not more important than in season. Getting miles in preseason makes the big difference.


Q: What kind of an impact has your coach had on you and your team?

A: My coaches have made a huge impact getting the team ready before meets to making us laugh. It's always been fun for the passed 4 years with them. I will really miss them.


Q: What are your college plans?

A: I plan on running for Bradley university, and I also plan on becoming a civil engineer.


Q: Who would you like to say 'thank you' to?

A: I want to say thank you to all my friends, family and coaches for motivating me and help push me through everyday of practice and all my meets.


Q: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

A: I wish all the younger class the best of luck and I can't wait to watch the state meets.