Andre Bollam-Godbott Reacts To Akron Losing Men's XC Team

Andre Bollam-Godbott joined the Ohio MileSplit podcast to discuss the elimination of Akron's men's cross country team, how that decision impacts him and how he intends on overcoming this obstacle. 

Bollam-Godbott, a rising senior for the Zips and a 2017 Brunswick grad, also outlined his best races as a collegiate athlete to date, his fondest state championship meet memories from his high school days and what he's hoping to accomplish moving forward. 

* Correction from video: other teams being eliminated are men's golf and women's tennis (not women's soccer). 

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  • 1:08 -- Reaction to XC program being eliminated 
  • 2:00 -- How his Zips teammates have handled the news
  • 2:25 -- What some of his teammates are deciding to do 
  • 3:15 -- Campaign to reverse the elimination decision 
  • 3:50 -- Reaction from athletes on other teams that were cut 
  • 4:20 -- What his plan is moving forward 
  • 5:10 -- Aspirations to attend grad school and continue competing
  • 5:25 -- Current program of studies and what he'll study in grad school
  • 6:15 -- Thoughts on whether or not the decision will be reversed 
  • 7:10 -- Talking options for XC season (unattached or club) 
  • 9:25 -- College highlights from cross country competition 
  • 12:55 -- What the school record is for indoor 5,000m 
  • 13:20 -- Thoughts on going after that record 
  • 13:45 -- His preference for outdoor events and what he's best at
  • 15:05 -- High School highlights at Brunswick 
  • 16:30 -- Best performances at state championship meets 
  • 19:30 -- Team goals he'd like to accomplish moving forward