Built for Speed
Dave McMahon -- You are from Marietta, how important is it for the Georgia Bulldogs to recruit in-state talent such as yourself?
David Dickens -- It is very important. Every year the talent pool in the state of Georgia is big. We need to keep them here so they can compete for Georgia.
DM -- Did you always want to come to Georgia?
DD -- Pretty much. I liked it here and it is only 1 1/2 hours away from home.
DM -- Last week, you won at a home meet in Athens, how special is it winning at home?
DD -- It was very good. I like seeing people in the crowd that you know, plus my mom was there so that was great.
DM -- How long have you been competing in track?
DD -- Since 5th grade, I played a little football when I was younger, but I always ran track.
DM -- Most of the sprinters on the team are freshmen, you being a junior, do you consider yourself a leader to rest of the team?
DD -- Sometimes... they come up to me for advice and I tell them to relax and run like they do at practice and they will be fine.
DM -- What is your best time in the 200 meters?
DD -- 20.92 seconds... I just did this past weekend which qualified me for the NCAA regionals.
DM -- You finished 9th in Nationals during the indoor season, can you do better than that during the outdoor season?
DD -- I think so, I like outdoors better. Indoors are too tighly packed. Also, I think I am focused more now. I am running with better form.
DM -- Do you have any track heroes?
DD -- I like Michael Johnson because he runs the same events as I do. I would like to meet him.
DM -- When you were little and kids used to ask you to race... did you ever lose?
DD -- One kid that I grew up that is now runs for Baylor beat me, but that is about it.
DM -- Thank you for your time and good luck in future races.
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