The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The 19th student-athlete selected this year is men's track and field junior Rachad Davis.
Rachad had a great outing at the Liberty Open this past weekend. He continued his success in the 60 meter hurdles at the Tolsma Indoor Track Facility. In the prelims, he ran in a time of 8.54, and the finished fifth overall in the finals. He was the top non-Division I performer in the race. In addition to that, Rachad ran the third-leg in the 4x400 meter relay team. They finished second in a time of 3:27.37, with only the Liberty 'A' team recording a better time.
What has it been like to be a part of such a dominant program in the region?
It's a great feeling to know that you are representing a program that has such a dominant history. At first I was nervous that I was not going to be able to live up to the history that past LC track members have left behind, but now I am at the part of my athletic career where I think I am going to be able to leave my mark on the program.
How do you think being a student-athlete has affected you personally?
I've become a better leader definitely. It's also helped with time management skills. Having to juggle athletic duties with school duties is a hassle sometimes but if you work after working at it so long it's become a whole lot easier.
What is your favorite moment thus far as a Hornet?
To be honest I can't really pick one moment right now. I'm really thankful for all of the moments that I have gotten to have with my team; all of the moments with them are my favorites. One thing we do that is special to me is our IHOP visits. A bunch of us go to IHOP once a week after practice. We get a college discount so it is a cheap dinner and a chill time to relax and have fun after a hard day's practice.