Aggie Q&A Feature: Eduardo Gutierrez

By Cam Alsbrook

A&E Editor

Senior biology major Eduardo Gutierrez is a part of the Men’s Cross Country, and Men’s Track and Field Division of the Aggies and has numerous achievements under his belt from his 2017 freshman
year up to his senior year.

In a Q&A, Gutierrez spoke about his life and relation to sports before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How has social distancing affected practice?

Our Cross Country/Track program has set up precautions during this pandemic and I think that it has been handled well.
All the athletes have to submit a “Symptom Check” at least ten minutes prior to the practice session, and we maintain about six feet apart with face masks when meeting.

How do you feel about how sports programs are navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic?

I believe that the route that most athletic departments are taking through the COVID-19 Pandemic is intelligent. I feel that they are making the right choice and by doing so, it shows that they care for their athletes’ safety and well-being.

How did you become interested in sports?

It did not take long for me to be invested in sports. I watched Super Bowl 38 with my father when I was four years old and was hooked on sports ever since. However, the sport of running was different to me. It started as a punishment in the seventh grade because I would act up in class.
The teacher got a hold of my basketball coach, and he forced me to run the 3200m (2 mile) and 1600m (1 mile) in track. I have not looked back since.

What advice has meant the most to you?

The advice that means the most to me is from my grandfather. He told me to never doubt myself and to always lead with my heart and mind, and the body will follow.

What does your involvement in sports mean to you?

Being involved in sports means everything to me. I love the sense of urgency and motivation to better myself everyday.

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