Jack Rummel

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Each week, we will chat with an area high school athlete about why they got involved in sports, what their favorite sports memories are and much more.

Get to Know: Jack Rummel

Why did you get involved in sports?

Cross country started my freshman year. I played football for about a week and got a concussion, so I picked up cross after that. I did track in middle school, and I grew up in middle school watching the high school track team with (Brett) Steenwyk and (Jack) Kral running. I just thought that was the greatest thing, and I wanted to be like them in a way, so I signed up for cross.

How long have you been involved in them?

I've been in cross since my sophomore year and my freshman year I got into track. Basketball I have also played all four years.

Favorite sports memory?

I always go back to our sectional meet for cross last year when we ended up winning it. Just watching how excited everyone was winning, I still get chills from just thinking about it. Growing up watching it, it's been one of the most special moments to actually be a part of it. It was a great way to cap a great year.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?

I really enjoy listening to music, that's probably one of my favorite things to do.

Who are some of your favorites or go-to artists?

Bob Dylan and Dolly Parton.

Plans after graduation?

I'm looking to receive an agricultural engineering degree from a four-year university, I just don't know quite where I'm going yet. I'm looking at either Madison, Oregon State or Tennessee.

What made you get interested in agricultural engineering specifically?

I sort of looked at it like I've always been interested in engineering and math processing. Engineering has always sort of been my plan. Reading all about the different kinds of engineering, it looks like agricultural was going to be my favorite. My goal is to work in sustainability and creating more for less.

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