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Time Out with Kerry Gschwendtner

Naperville North junior Kerry Gschwendtner is one of the top distance runners on the boys varsity track team and on the boys varsity cross country team. "The North Star" caught up with him as he talked about track, future plans, and where he plans to go with the sport.

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Q: What’s the best thing about your sport?

A: The best thing about track is just that we are an overall family. The relationship we have is just amazing.

Q: What’s the worst thing about it?

A: I don’t really think there is a worst thing . It’s more of if we have a hard work out. I mean that’s about it.

Q: What’s the biggest contribution you make to your team?

A: The biggest contribution I make is just helping our team and helping my teammates and encouraging them to do their best.

Q: How have you evolved as an athlete over the years?

A: I believe that I have evolved a lot. I think I have learned so much from everyone, and it couldn’t be any better.

Q: What coaches or mentors have inspired you throughout the years?

A: Jake Pecorin, he is one of the biggest influences for me. Just overall my coaches, Coach Racey and Coach O’Connel have really pushed me to my limits.

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