20 Questions with freshman Salyer

Brad Frank and Brad Frank

Freshman cross country runner Jason Salyer has placed third on the team in the first three meets so far this season as a freshman. He finished sixth at the 5K dual meet at Toledo to open the season, 12th among Division I runners at the 8K Mel Brodt Invitational and 93rd overall at the 8K Iona Meet of Champions.

This past weekend, Salyer finished 30th at the All-Ohio Championships, finishing second on the team.

With his success, The BG News sat down with the freshman to get to know some of his quirks, favorite things and what he likes to do in his spare time.

1. What do you like about cross country? I like the competitiveness and pushing my body to its potential. You can’t get by on pure talent. It takes hard work and dedication.

2. Who is your favorite actor or actress? Jim Carrey

3. What is your favorite food? Pepperoni Pizza

4. What is your favorite movie? ‘The Dark Knight’

5. Who is your favorite muscial artist/group? U2

6. What is your favorite number? 25, because I want to break 25 minutes in an 8K race.

7. Who is your favorite professional sports team? Cleveland Cavaliers.

8. Who is your favorite athlete? LeBron James.

9. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? Anything involving sports. Either watching or playing sports.

10. Are you a morning person? Being a cross country runner, I kind of have to be. So, yes, I’m a morning person.

11. What is your favorite television show? Lost.

12. Do you listen to music while you run? Yes, but I lost my iPod, so I don’t anymore. But I listen to ‘Eye of the Tiger’ to pump me up.

13. What is your favorite color? Orange and Brown.

14. How many text messages do you send a day? 10-15.

15. Who is your least favorite celebrity? Tim Tebow.

16. What do you like most about the University? The atmosphere, and the opportunities to get involved in the journalism department with The BG News, BG-24, etc.

17. What is your favorite video game? Tie, Mario Kart Racing [and] Madden NFL 10

18. What is your favorite song? ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor

19. What is the toughest part about being a student-athlete? Time management. Making sure I’m giving a strong effort in practice and devoting time to studies while trying to find time for a social life.

20. What sport are you best at besides cross country? Ping pong.’