Go Win! - An Interview


Photo Provided by Hunter Gowin

Personal Records:

800 - 2:07 (split)

1600m - 4:47.57

3200m - 10:07.37

5K (xc) - 16:41.25

2016 State XC - 68th Place

Where were you born?

I was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota and have lived here my whole life. When I was younger I played basketball, football and ran track. I also joined wrestling last year. I didn't join cross country until my sophomore year, and I wish I would've joined when I was younger. Now I just compete in cross country and track, and train in the off season. 

Which sports do you still play?

I have been competing in track & field since I was in the third grade.  It was only in the summer for me until I entered junior high school in the seventh grade. Track has helped me the most because it helped me realize that I should take my running more seriously. Track also helped motivate me to join cross country along with family and friends. I don't miss competing in those sports, but I do like to play basketball and football for fun. Being a distance runner, I have had to give up some of my free time, because it takes a lot of time to train everyday to make myself better.

Who is your main sports role model?

My dad was a good football player when he was in high school and worked very hard to be the best he could. He is a good role model because he showed me that hard work can pay off in sports and in everyday life.  Sawyer Gowin and I are twins on the boys team and my younger sister Rachel Gowin runs on the girls team.

Are you related to John Gowin who was an All-Big Nine Conference runner as a sophomore in 1994 for Rochester John Marshall?

I am related to him, but not very closely. I have never met him.