Q: Where are you from?
A: Horseheads, NY
Q: How long have you been competing?
A: I began running cross country in 7th grade. However I didn't begin indoor or outdoor track until I was a freshman in high school.
Q: What attracted me to Fredonia?
A: I wanted to go to a college that was close to home, but at the same time, far enough away. I also wanted to go to a school where I could run competitively. Coach Wilson never recruited me, but I came for a visit on campus and talked to him about possibly joining the team. A couple days after, I received a hand written letter in the mail from Coach Wilson, saying how he hopes I enjoyed my visit and that he hopes I choose Fredonia. That hand written letter was a major part in why I chose Fredonia.
Q: What are you studying?
A: I am an exercise science major with an athletic coaching minor.
Q: Explain your experience as a Blue Devil
A: My experience as a Blue Devil has been nothing short of amazing. My college experience didn't quite start out the way I had hoped, but the grieving would have been much worse had it not been for my teammates and coaches. Since my freshman year, I have seen this team grow into such a strong family. I have also seen myself grow tremendously and I am proud of where I am and where I have come from. I am thankful to have great teammates and incredible coaches to talk and to lean on whenever I need it. I am and forever will be proud to say that I am a Blue Devil.
Q: What are your athletic and academic goals?
A: Some of my athletic goals include breaking 28 minutes in the 8000m in cross country, breaking 16:15 in the 5000m this year in track, and making the SUNYAC roster for the 10000m. My main athletic goal is to leave here and know that I had nothing left to give, that I gave it my very best every time I competed. My academic goals include leaving college with a GPA of over 3.3 (Cum Laude) and getting accepted into a PT grad school program.
Q: What are your future plans?
A: My future plans include getting accepted into a PT grad school program, completing that, and becoming a physical therapist. I would also like to coach cross country/track & field at the high school level at some point.
Q: What is your favorite song
A: "I Hold On" by Dierks Bentley.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: "The Dark Knight Rises."
Q: If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: I would probably choose England. I went back in 2000 on a vacation with my family to visit family members. I would love to go back and see my family members that live there.
Q: What is your favorite genre of music?
Q: What is your favorite band/singer?
A: Dierks Bentley
Q: What is one of your favorite inspirational quotes?
A: My favorite inspirational quote comes from my high school coach, Coach J, who says "None of us are as good as all of us."
To see Casey's progression through the years, click HERE.