FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – One of the newest members of the Razorback roster set to contribute this upcoming season is native Arkansan John Winn out of Bryant, Ark.
The two-time Arkansas Meet of Champions winner excelled originally in basketball but his quick feet during workouts gained the notice of his coach who also happened to coach track and field for his school.
“I got into track and field during middle school,” Winn said. “I played basketball and I was always beating everyone in line drills or on fast breaks so my coach had me come try out. My favorite thing about basketball was racing people up and down the court, so track was a perfect fit for me.”
In 2013 Winn ran a sub-50 time to finish fifth at his first Arkansas Meet of Champions in the 400-meter dash. During his time at Bryant High School Winn picked up All-State honors three consecutive years for his efforts on the track.
His performance in athletics mirrored his performance in the classroom as he achieved top marks in both areas. On July 26, 2015 Winn was named the Arkansas Male Academic Athlete of the Year by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette boasting a 4.13 grade point average and class rank of 19 out of 595 students.
A perfect fit for a program that finished in the top three in the nation during both indoor and outdoor seasons and as the Scholar Team of the Year, Winn has always dreamed of running for the University of Arkansas and will get the opportunity to display his talents in the classroom and on track this academic year.
“To me being a Razorback means holding yourself to a higher standard than everyone else — giving your all in everything you do whether it be in the classroom or on the track,” said Winn.
Winn capped his senior year ranked number one in state at 400 meters, number three at 200 meters and number four at 100 meters. He will begin pursuing a degree in kinesiology alongside his athletic development this fall.
John Winn At-A-Glance
Hometown: Bryant, Ark.
High School: Bryant High School
|100m||Cabot Wal Mart Invitational (3/31/15)||10.83|
|200m||Great Southwest Classic (6/6/15)||21.66 (w 2.5)|
|400m||Great Southwest Classic (6/6/15)||48.37|
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