Sit Down with Outdoor Track Sprinter Jack Rosen

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Published February 14, 2018
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Rosen running the 400m Outdoor at East Stroudsberg University Photo courtesy of Jack Rosen

As the cold weather starts to diminish with the warm weather on the horizon, Montclair State University’s outdoor track season is about to begin. Sprinter Jack Rosen and the track team are ready to begin the 2018 season.

Rosen is a sophomore majoring in justice studies and minoring in political science. To go along with his academic studies, Rosen is a part of the sprint team at Montclair and is entering his second season as a Division III college runner.

The indoor track team’s season is soon to come to an end. Once the indoor track team season comes to an end, the outdoor track team will begin their 2018 season. Their season is expected to begin in the early spring.

Rosen runs the 100m, 200m and the 400m sprints. He has been a sprinter since his early high school years. Rosen has a passion for sprints, high tempo races and teamwork races.

 

“I am a sprinter and I look forward to the relays this year as we have a lot of good runners this year who all look promising,” Rosen said.

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(From Left to Right) Trayvonne Joes, Rasheed Amilcar, Daniel Barreira, and Jack Rosen were part of the 2017 Indoor 4×4 relay team.
Photo Courtesy of Jack Rosen

Rosen is a sprinter but has a great understanding of the talent and workload of the whole Montclair State track team.

“Our team overall had a lot of good athletes, throwers, jumpers and runners,” Rosen said. “We’re all very hard working and driven.”

Last year, Rosen and the sprint team had a good year full of accomplishments and achieved goals. Rosen was proud of the effort and play of the sprint team and what they were about to accomplish.

“Last year our men’s 4×4 team which I was a part of was 16th in the nation in Division III, and we also placed first at the East Stroudsburg University All-American meet in the 4×4 along with having a 4×4 time of 3.17,” Rosen said. “Me and my 4×4 team got third place at the championship meets and earned New Jersey Athletic Conference honorable mentions as a freshman which was pretty cool to have received my first year on the team.”

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Rosen running a 200m at the 2017-
2018 Indoor Monmouth Invitational.
Photo Courtesy of Jack Rosen

With the track season starting right around the corner, Jack has been getting himself ready. Rosen has a good mindset and great work ethic when it comes to balancing his school work, his job and preparing for the upcoming season.

“Preparing for races and practicing as well, focusing on school work as well,” Rosen said. “I am training and trying to stay on top of workouts as well as work and go to school.”

It is important for an athlete to set goals before their season begins. These individual or team goals set by the athlete could play a huge role on their play. Rosen’s goals for the upcoming season are primarily focused around the team.

“I would like our team to place higher than we did last year in the conference meet,” Rosen said. “I would also like us to send some people to nationals. Overall everyone including myself are working toward public relations in our events.”

Rosen is excited and confident for the upcoming track season to begin.

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