Q&A with Alex Ullman: a track star

The men’s track and field team had a terrific season finishing first at the OUA Championship meet, as well as capturing a bronze in the CIS National Championship in Edmonton.

Alex Ullman. Photo by Edward Tam.
Alex Ullman. Photo by Edward Tam.

Alex Ullman. Photo by Edward Tam.

Michael Hugall

Reporter

The men’s track and field team had a terrific season finishing first at the OUA Championship meet, as well as capturing a bronze in the CIS National Championship in Edmonton.

Throughout the year many UWindsor athletes were able to showcase their talents. However a sophomore from Kitchener, Ontario was able to put together a remarkable season and live up to the teams already sterling reputation. Of course I am talking about Hec Phillips winner Alex Ullman.

Michael Hugall: Coming from Kitchener, what really drew you to the U of Windsor?

Alex Ullman: The track program helped draw me in.  21 of 23 track titles sealed the deal. It was either the track program here or the soccer program at Laurier. I’m glad I chose Windsor. I’ve made some good memories, and developed tremendous relationships with my teammates.

MH:Who has inspired you to keep striving for excellence over this past year?

AU: Head cross country coach and assistant track coach Gary Milloy. He always knows what to say in pressure situations and it really inspires me when I race. Just a great guy to have on my side.

MH: Do you have any senior mentors that have helped you along the way this past year?

AU: Our seniors like Nick Falk and Paul Lamarra have really guided me through the pressure situations. I owe a lot to those guys and with Nick leaving I’ll try to fill the role as best as I can.

MH: How does the Super Sophomore award rank with some of the big accolades you have accumulated this past year?

AU: It means a lot . I would rank it up there with some of the prestigious awards I have been fortunate enough to get. Makes me happy to know that hard work and dedication can go along way.

It is safe to say that this young man has a sense of professionalism beyond his years, with the talent to boot. If this year was any indication you would have to say that the next three years Ullman has left are sure to be jaw-dropping.

Alex Ullman competes at the Canadian track nationals in Edmonton. Photo by Nathan Lennie.

Alex Ullman competes at the Canadian track nationals in Edmonton. Photo by Nathan Lennie.

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