HU Senior Spotlight: The Grad Edition…Featuring Mekhi Closson

WASHINGTON – Howard University media, journalism, and film major rising senior Monét Bowen resumed the 2020-21 Senior Spotlight series with a graduate edition, featuring track teammate Mekhi Closson (Baltimore).

Q: What is your favorite part about track?

A: My favorite part about track was the laughter with my teammates while competing in the sport.

Q: How did you get started in track?

A: When I was a kid, I got started with my mom signing me for a run club team. I didn’t really like it, so I stopped running.

Once I started high school, I got back into track and ran indoors my first two years because I played lacrosse as well. At the beginning of my junior year, I gave up lacrosse and fully committed to track.

Q: What kept you motivated?

A: I had a desire to break records and make a name for myself. I wanted to show people that you can achieve anything, if you are willing to put in the work and make sacrifices.

Q: If you were not competing in track, what other sport would you do?

A: If I wasn’t running track, I would still be playing lacrosse.

Q: Who is your favorite athlete and why?

A: He isn’t exactly an athlete, but my favorite athletic person is David Goggins (American ultramarathon runner) because he’s the closest thing to a superhero.

Q: What’s your favorite memory at Howard?

A: My favorite memory at Howard was my first homecoming.

Q: Plans after graduation?

A: I will be working as a software engineer at Progressive Leasing.

Q: What or who will you miss at Howard?

A: I’ll miss everyone equally.

Q: What advice would you give future Bison?

A: My advice would be to establish a strong foundation in order to achieve your goals.

Also, plan accordingly and understand what you will need to accomplish those goals so you can be successful.

Q: Who would you like to thank?

A: I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, faculty, staff and the entire Howard University community.

Source: Howard University Athletics 

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