Athlete Interview - Raheem Black, Fort Madison HS

Athlete Interview
Raheem Black, senior, Fort Madison HS
PR’s: 100m – 11.50, 400m – 49.69, 110mHH – 15.94, 400mLH – 52.45 



1.      When & how did you get started in track & field?

We used to have elementary track meets for 3rd through 5th grade.  I also did the Hershey Games
in elementary school.  I officially started track in 7th grade when we were able to do it as an actual sport.

2.      Person/people most influential to your success in track & field?

Brendan Thompson, because he has helped me become a good athlete, and pushes me to be
even better.

3.      Your favorite track & field event(s)?

 400m low hurdles, or relays that involve a team.

4.      Your track & field event coach(es)?

Mike Wolters (sprints), Erin Benner (distance), and Jill Stull (hurdles).

5.       Keys to your successful track & field training program?

I really don’t have any specific keys.  I just work hard and hope for the best.

6.      Your favorite track & field meet(s)? 

The Drake Relays, because I get to see the most talented people, and compete
with people I normally wouldn’t.

7.      Track & field athlete(s) you most enjoy competing against?

Darrion Sanders, Derek Jones.

8.      Most memorable experience in track & field so far?

Winning Drake Relays, and breaking a school record.

9.      Greatest accomplishment(s) in track & field so far?

Winning Drake Relays and State.

10. Goals for the 2013 track & field season?

Winning Drake Relays and State again, in multiple events; and run consistent times.

11. If a senior, college/university you will attend, or schools you are considering?

I am considering the University of Iowa and Iowa State University.

      12.  Long-term goals in track & field? 

Figuring out how to best run my races, and keeping my times consistent.



See Raheem’s IOWATFXC.COM webpage at