Q: Where are you from?
Collin: I’m from Batavia, New York, a small town in-between Rochester and Buffalo.
Q: How long have you been competing?
CM: I began running cross-country and outdoor track as a freshman in high school. It was only during my junior year of high school where I decided to hang up my basketball sneakers and pursue indoor track.
Q: What attracted you to Fredonia?
CM: Coach Wilson and Steve Whittemore had the greatest impact on my decision to choose Fredonia. After meeting Coach Wilson and the team, I immediately felt like I was a part of the team. Choosing Fredonia has been the best decision of my life thus far.
Q: What are you studying?
CM: I have a double major in History and Social Studies Adolescence Education.
Q: Explain your experience as a Blue Devil?
CM: My experience as a Blue Devil has been amazing. Thank to this program, I’ve learned a great deal about myself, both as an athlete and person. Some of my closest friends and fondest memories have come from being a Blue Devil. Being a Blue Devil has taught me that the sky’s the limit with a little hard work and persistence. I wouldn’t trade the lessons I’ve learned and the friends I’ve made for anything.
Q: What are your athletic and academic goals?
CM: Athletically I would love nothing more than to win a SUNYAC title with my teammates. I hope to be apart of our DMR that qualifies for the NCAA Championships, where we would earn All-American status. Academically, I hope to make Dean’s List and to get straight A’s throughout the rest of my time here at Fredonia.
Q: What are your future plans?
CM: I will be coming back to Fredonia for a fifth year to pursue a master’s degree in Special Education. It has always been a dream of mine to become a high school social studies teacher.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your free time (besides running)?
CM: Besides running, I love spending time with my family. I’ve always been a family man and enjoy being with loved ones.
To see Collin’s progression though the years, click HERE.