Q&A WIth Aaron Moser
March 28, 2002
University of Miami senior Aaron Moser (Bonne Terre, MO) recently recorded a two-day total of 5,720 points and finished second in the heptathlon at the 2002 USA Men’s Indoor Heptathlon Championship in Chapel Hill, NC.
Moser, who recorded personal-best marks in the 60-meters (6.89), shot put (13.56 meters/44-06.00) and high jump (1.95 meters/6-04.75) during day one, won the pole vault on day two with a vault of 5.03 meters (16-06.00) en route to posting the best score in the heptathlon by a collegian this season.
Moser also played on the football team from 1996-2000 where he distinguished himself as an outstanding special teams player
By Internet Communications Intern Lauren Kohn
Q: What did your second-place finish at the USA Indoor Heptathalon Championship mean to you?
A: It was a result of nine months of work, it was not my ultimate goal. It is a stepping stone to follow my goal which is the outdoor title.
Q: What short term goals do you have in track and field and/or in your career?
A:Short term for right now is to stay healthy. I want to do as well as I can while I am still here in college. Hopefully my performance will reflect on somebody to where they will pick me up as a sponsor, which will lead to my long-term goal, which are the Olympics.
Q: What do you plan to do with your education?
A: Education-wise, I am a history major. I will probably never use it, but if I do it will be so I can teach and coach, but that is hopefully down the road.
Q: What has been your best experience at UM?
A: I hate to say this because I am a track athlete, but I played football, and just the opportunity to play both sports. I had the chance to play football and go to the Sugar Bowl and other bowls, but then was an All-American for track.
So, I would have to say just getting the total experience rather than just going to college, playing football and that’s it. I have had opportunities with football through the NFL and everything but now I am getting into track. I guess just doing everything.
Q: What is your favorite book?
A: It is called Aim High. It is the story of Dave Johnson.
Q: What is the last movie you saw?
A: “The Last Castle.” I rented it and it was pretty good.
Q: Who is your favorite recording artist?
Q: What are your favorite hobbies outside of track and field?
A: Well I have two dogs: a Siberian husky and an Alaskan malamute. I just like to spend time with them. They keep me occupied and out of trouble.
Q: What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?
A: I guess that I am a fairly quiet guy. Everybody thinks I am this big talker but I am a pretty shy guy.
Q: Do you have a role model (athletic or otherwise)?
A: Not really. Like I look up to Michael Jordan and all them but since I have seen what the pro-athletic realm is, I really can’t say I do. I look more at people, like coaches and presidents. I tend to look at people like that as role models, not athletes.
When was the last time you were amazed about one of your accomplishments?
A: Two weeks ago. I would have to say the USATF (USA Track & Field) was kind of a shock cause you always say you want to go out and do your best and everything and then finally it happened.