Name: Juadon Ramel Chandler
Hobbies: Basketball, rapping, and shopping
Event PRs: High jump: 6'9 , Mile: 4:59, 800: 2:02
Academic interest: Math
Favorite spikes: Nike Zoom Rival
Favorite food: Lasagna
Favorite movie: Think Like A Man
scrunners: What did you think of this your performances at the Outback Classic?
chandler: Outback was a great meet for our whole team. Boys and girls. I enjoyed competing against people out there.
scrunners: With high jump, how do you train for this event and how is it to jump 6 feet, 9 inches?
chandler: I've been doing high jump since a freshman in high school and I could remember those days when it was hard for me to clear 5'10." But as each year went by, I increased four inches. As a sophmore my
PR was 6'2." As a junior my personal best became 6'6" and I also broke our school record as a junior which was 6'4." Now I'm a senior and I've already increased three inches since last year.
scrunners: What goals do you have for this season? Team and individual?
chandler: My number one goal is to win state as a team. I believe in my teammates and we have a really good chance this year. My second is to win state in high jump and my third goal is to clear 7'2" (state record is 7'1," 1983) this year.
scrunners: How and when did you get involved with track and field?
chandler: I got involved in track while I was a freshman. I did it because it would help me with basketball and keep me in shape. I didn't know I was going to be good in it, which is kind of funny.
scrunners: What motivates you on a daily basis for track and field practice and meets?
chandler: Getting better motivates me to go to practice and meets. "Get better" is actually our slogan for our track team.
scrunners: What would you say is your favorite event and why?
chandler: My favorite event will have to be high jump because I've worked so hard at it since I was a freshman and I put my sweat in it to get better every single day.
scrunners: What other sports do you play?
chandler: I was captain for cross country and co-captain for basketball. I averaged 13.6 points per game.
scrunners: If there is one thing in the world you could do, what would it be and why?
chandler: If there was one thing in the world I could do, it would have to be going on a date with Allyson Felix. She is someone I look up to so much. She works so hard and her hard work pays off. She is my dream girl to be honest, too which is funny.