Joe Gaiter: What does track and field mean to you?
Isaiah Crawford: Honestly Track and Field means everything to me, I use it to destress myself and to block out any problems I have in my personal life.
Joe Gaiter: Where did you grow up and how was your childhood?
Isaiah Crawford: I grew up in partly south Fulton County, but the majority of my teenage years I grew up in Riverdale, Ga aka the Soufside. My childhood had its ups and downs. I was bullied a good bit of my childhood which resulted in depression at a young age. But my family was always there to pick me right back up.
Joe Gaiter: What are your fondest memories about Riverdale High School?
Isaiah Crawford: Boy I think that being in school and having roast sessions with my friends, teammates, teachers and strangers was the greatest moment I had outside of sports.
Joe Gaiter: How did you manage to play football, baseball and wrestling in highschool?
Isaiah Crawford: Discipline and not only that I always have to do something and I use to hate just sitting around the house, so I kept myself busy.
Joe Gaiter: Why did you choose Clayton State University?
Isaiah Crawford: Originally Clayton State wasn’t an option due to them not having baseball nor football, so I had to schools In mind Gordon State and Robert Morris University and I was actual decided that I was going to commit to Robert Morris University for both Baseball and Football, but some unfortunate things happened and I couldn’t leave for Illinois, so I decided that I might as well stay home for a year then I can transfer but after my first year I knew I wanted to stay at Clayton State University honestly it’s the best decision I made.
Joe Gaiter: How do you train for the Shot Put? Discus? and Hammer?
Isaiah Crawford: Actually I do more Cardio then weights actually. To be a thrower on a D-2 level you have to be in top shape and you got to have conditioning. But to answer your question I follow the plan my coaches send out and I add things I think would benefit me.
Joe Gaiter: Do you have any pre-meet rituals?
Isaiah Crawford: Yes, Most important thing I do is Listen to Nipsey Hussle on the way to the meet and right before I throw his music motivates me to give everything I can give. Besides listening to music, I have to call moms and talk to her she helps calm my nerves. I also pray for not only myself but all my teammates.
Joe Gaiter: What are some of your stats from last season?
Isaiah Crawford: Last season I only appeared in two meets due to Covid-19 but in the weight(Indoors) I threw 8.65 meters, while in the lone outdoors meet we had at Savannah State I placed 9th in hammer with a throw of 16.90 meters and I placed 15th in the discus with a throw of 17.48 meters.
Joe Gaiter:Why didn’t you pursue football or baseball at another institution?
Isaiah Crawford: Honestly I’m still asking myself that but I am still want to play, but I don’t have any film from high school. Plus, I believe that if it was meant for me to play either one of them sports, then I would be playing.
Joe Gaiter: What are your goals for next season?
Isaiah Crawford: I want to the PBC Champion in all my events and I want to go become an All American.
Joe Gaiter: What is your major and how do you plan on using it?
Isaiah Crawford: My major is Health and Fitness Management with a minor in communication. After my athletic career is only I want to be either a coach or a sports analyst.
Joe Gaiter: How have you been making mentally through this new Covid new-normal?
Isaiah Crawford: Honestly, I believe that I have adapted to the changed this virus has brought but like everyone else. I’m ready for my normal life to resume but mentally I haven’t been affected by it.
Joe Gaiter: With all that is going on, have you been training during your off-season?
Isaiah Crawford: Of course I have. Just because we don’t have competition right now doesn’t mean Sit on my tail all day.
Joe Gaiter: What is your untold story?
Isaiah Crawford: I’m a 20 year old from the Soufside who loves music and cars, I’m a Hard working individual. I take care of everybody like their family no matter what. I’m a born protector of people I really mess with. I’m a Falcons, Braves, and Lakers fan. I’m an upcoming comedian and I’m a gamer.
Joe Gaiter: Tell us about what made you want to officially start your career as a comedian?
Isaiah Crawford: Honestly comedy has always been an outlet for me to improve how I am feeling, and I have been told since high school that I should give it a shot. Plus I have a Goal on being on Wild n out or the 85 South Show. I’m a big fan of DC, Chico, and Karlous.
Joe Gaiter: Who are some athletes we should keep on our radar?
Isaiah Crawford: Definitely you got to look out for all of Clayton State’s throwers and sprinters. We have a great group and I feel like this upcoming year will be special.
Joe Gaiter: What do you want your legacy to be?
Isaiah Crawford: I want forever want to be a legend on this earth and not just in college, I want to legacy that’s so prolific that my great grand kids will know how big of an impact their grand-pop’s during his life time.
Joe Gaiter: Final Words?
Isaiah Crawford: No weapon against me shall prosper
But it’s welcome to form-T.I.P
Joe Gaiter: Shout outs??
Shoutout to my family,
The whole soufside,
My barber Rae
My teammates and coaches
And all my friends
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Isaiah Crawford, Clayton State, Interview with Joe Gaiter was last modified: July 21st, 2020 by Joseph Gaiter