Track And Field Star Jonathan Moore Can't Seem To Stop Running
Heading to college and still not sure what career path to take is not uncommon among high school graduates.
That wasn't the case for Jonathan Moore, a student-athlete at B-CU who knew from Day 1 that his goals in life were linked to running.
Moore is part of both the track and field, and the cross-country teams. This means he competes during the spring and fall semesters. For someone that loves running as much as he does, this isn't a sacrifice - it's just a way to take his abilities to the next level.
"Everything I have accomplished was pretty much expected in my eyes" - Jonathan Moore
A native of Tampa, Moore has always had a passion for running. "I've had a goal since the very first moment I stepped on campus. I decided that I wanted to run track professionally," the exercise science major said. "At the end of the day I love running."
Preparation is the key to success, the 23-year-old Moore said. He believes that preparation comes from small things such as stretching, eating right, staying healthy and injury free, and mentally focused. It seems to work out pretty well for him. Moore has won three individual MEAC championships and four as part of a team while attending B-CU. He won the 400 meters as a sophomore in 2016. He then came back in 2017 and took the 800 meters in both indoor and outdoor.
"Everything I have accomplished was pretty much expected in my eyes," said Moore, who also holds records for both 400 and 800 meters, 46.48 seconds and 1:48.25 respectively.
The transition from indoor to outdoor is not a problem for him. "My specialty is the 800m," he said. "I say this because you usually run faster in outdoor than you do indoor... If you had a good indoor season it just carries into indoor.
Along his journey to become a professional, Moore has always looked up to his older brother Chris Moore, who currently plays football for Baltimore Ravens. He said he spent his youth watching his brother work hard and witnessed how hard work can take someone all the way to accomplish his or her goals.
By Karen Romero