Men's Track and Field Roster

Jack Degonda

Year Jr.
Hometown Stillwater, Minn.
High School Stillwater Area

Year at Gustavus: Junior
What events are you in? Are you in both cross country and track and field?: Hybrid Training Group, Track and Cross country
Where did you go to high school? Stillwater
Where is your hometown?: Marine on St. Croix
Tell me about your experiences so far at Gustavus: I have had a great time at Gustavus! I love spending hours in the sauna after a cold winter run, sitting in the caf after getting overcharged, and exploring around campus.
What volunteering or community service have you done in and/or out of college?: I have spent time volunteered with my church in Marine.
What other extracurricular activities, clubs, or organizations are you a part of?: I am a part of Chapel Choir, Nordic Club, and SPS.
How have these activities changed your time at Gustavus?: Being busy keeps me busy and gives me some structure to my schedule beyond academics, and allows for me to create close relationships.
Have you been a part of any movements that work for social justice or change? What are you passionate about?: I am really passionate about architecture and design.
Tell me about any high school athletic and academic achievements or awards that you have earned: I was 7th overall in the Nike regional race.
Tell me about your college academic and athletic achievements that you have earned . (Captain, All-American, all-conference, academic all-conference, etc, and include year): I earned academic all conference in 2018 and 2019.
Why did you choose Gustavus?: I received really good scholarships! Gustavus also has strong academics, and it gave me the opportunity to continue running competitively.
In your opinion what makes the Gustavus cross country/track and field programs different from other colleges?: The strong team community who will always be there for you to pat you on the back after a great race and cheer you up after a bad one.