Catching Up With Kwane Hayle '16

Kwane Hayle '16

Hayle is a first-year student-athlete at Susquehanna. A biology major from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Hayle is a defensive player on the football squad and a sprinter on the track & field team. In his very first collegiate track meet in December, Hayle set a school record in the 60-meter dash just weeks after wrapping up his first season of Crusader football. Katie Meier, director of athletics communications, recently talked with Hayle about his standout first year at Susquehanna.

KM: What is your favorite athletic memory as a Crusader?
KH: So far my favorite memory is when I broke the record in the 60-meter dash. I’m looking forward to having a lot more memories like that one.

KM: What’s the best part of being a two-sport athlete?
KH: The best part is building relationships with my teammates.

KM: How did it feel to set the school record in the 60-meter during your first collegiate race?
KH: It felt good, but then again it didn’t, because I felt like I didn’t do my best.

KM: What are your goals for the upcoming track and football seasons, both individually and as part of a team?
KH: My goals in the upcoming track season are to become an All-American and to drop my times in the 60-, 100- and 200-meter races. In football, I am looking forward to starting at cornerback for the Crusaders and remaining a starter.

As a team member in track and field, I am looking forward to beating Moravian and winning the conference championships. For football, I am looking forward to winning a championship and getting a ring.

KM: What advice do you have for a prospective Susquehanna student-athlete?
KH: Give it your all and never give up. Listen to your coaches; they are there to help you get better. Make sure you keep your body nice and rested so you can perform your best.

KM: If you could meet anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
KH: I would like to meet Usain Bolt or Kobe Bryant. They are my favorite athletes.

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