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Posted April 17, 2013
HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM: Steingreaber ‘fastest man at Xavier’

Senior Nick Steingreaber sprints toward the finish line in a relay. (Amanda Wymore photo/Xavier junior)

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By Connor Collins, Xavier senior

CEDAR RAPIDS – Senior Nick Steingreaber was known last fall as a running back and clutch wide receiver for the state runner-up Xavier football team.

Steingreaber had three receptions for 196 yards, including a 95-yard bomb that set a school record for longest reception. He also blew past Waterloo West on a 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Steingreaber poses with this spikes. (Connor Collins photo/Xavier senior)

Now Steingreaber is showing off his speed on the track. He has won several events, including 60-meter dashes during the indoor season and, on Tuesday, won the 100 at Prairie’s Hawkins Relays in 10.73 seconds.

Here is a short Q&A with the “fastest man at Xavier.”

Q: What do you plan on doing next year?

A: “I plan on attending either Utah State University or The University of St. Thomas and running track.”

Q: What are your most important goals for this track season?

A: “I would like to achieve a Drake Relay championship in the 100-meter dash and the 4-by-100 relay. I’ve always dreamed of that and taking a victory lap holding the flag with my teammates. After Drake and hopefully a great regular season, I hope to win a state championship in the 100-meter dash and the 4-by-100 to wrap up my senior season and a very fun, very blessed, high school career.”


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