CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Josiah Cadet, varsity track

“Josiah holds the school record in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and qualified for the NJ State Meet of Champions in both the 110-meter high hurdles and the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. Josiah claimed a sectional title in the 400-meter hurdles. He was also named the NJ 17- to 18-year-old-male hurdler of the year, and will be continuing his running career at Wagner College next year.” — Coach John Schiano

When and why did you get involved in your winter sport?
“I got involved with winter track about five years ago, around my seventh grade/eighth grade year. At first, it was just something to do; that was, until I fell in love with the sport.”

What do you most enjoy about the sport?
“I love the people and the atmosphere. I made so many friends and met amazing coaches that I wouldn’t have met anywhere else.”

What position do you play?
“I run pretty much all of the hurdle races.”

What have been your major athletic highlights/achievements so far this year?
“In the 2018 season, I haven’t done much yet, but last year, in the spring, I placed eighth overall at the national Junior Olympics for the 400-meter
hurdles and achieved the status of All-American.”

Do you hope to improve on any specific skill?
“I’m particular, I want to be a better hurdler just overall. I still think I have a lot to improve on.”

Outside of athletics, what do you like to do?
“Outside of athletics, I like to sometimes watch movies or just go out with friends.”

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
“I see myself being an Olympian in 10 years. It’s been a real dream of mine and I want to make it a reality.”

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