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Muhammed Abdul-Shakoor
Position: Sprints
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
High School: Clarkston
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2008-2009 Season: So far this season, Muhammed Abdul-Shakoor has done well in his events, the 60 M Dash and the 200 M Dash. Muhammed finished first overall in the 60 M Dash and the 200 M Dash in the 2009 Dartmouth Indoor Classic. In both the Dartmouth Relays and in a meet against Columbia and Yale, Muhammed placed fourth overall in the 60 M Dash. In the meet against UNH, UVM and Quinnipiac, Muhammed had more good races, placing second in the 60 M and third in the 200 M. At the Valentine Invitational, which included several colleges, Muhammed placed 11th in the 55 M and 30th in the 200 M.

2010-11 Highs
Indoor Outdoor
60M 6.98 D Classic - 2-5-11
100M 11.07 UMass 4-30-11
200m
22.29
Terrier - 1-29-11

2009-10 Highs
Indoor Outdoor
60M 6.90 Dart Relays 100M 10.92 UVM
55M 6.46 Valentines 200M 21.62 Heps

Highs
60 m 6.91* Dart Quad 2/7
55 m 6.5 Terrier Classic 1/130/10
100 m
10.88 Dartmouth 4/18
200 m
21.86 Terrier Classic 1/130/10


Team bests in 55m, 60m and 100m during 2008-09 Season.

Dartmouth All-Time List

3rd - 60m - 6.91 (2/7/09)

 

Q & A with Muhammed

Why did you choose Dartmouth?

Dartmouth seemed like a great fit for me.  I felt like it would be an ideal place for me to allow my talents to bloom.  I also remember falling in love with the environment and its people when I came up to visit as a football recruit.

How long have you been competing in track and what got you interested?

I have been running track since high school, but I have been recognized as the fast kid since way back in my play pen years.  In my teenage years I lived in Senegal West Africa where I would recreationally race anyone who was interested. Winning all those races really built my confidence in running against other fast kids.  And for all the other sports that I played speed was always my biggest asset, and participating in track has allowed me to further develop my assets.

Tell me something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.

My teammates know everything about me so this is a hard question!  I suppose they wouldn't know that I am really into poetry though.  Especially slam poetry.  When I am away from Dartmouth I go to as many shows as I can find.  I also am a really big lover of the Arts.  I frequent museums and love to read about architects and other artists.

What are your future plans, if any?

I would love to continue running and to further exploit my assets in order to compete at higher levels, however I am also planning on continuing with my studies with a possibility of going ahead towards a Phd in Engineering.  I also like to consider myself a big time humanitarian so through all my other plans I am hoping to continue to support the causes that I am passionate about and also travel!

What extra curricular activities are you involved  in on campus?

I participate in the Dartmouth Society of Black Engineers, the after school science program, NAACP, and the Dartmouth Architecture Club to name a few.

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