How have you been a leader on the track?
McDonald: Being a senior, I'm in more of a leadership role. We have a lot of new, younger guys and transfers, so I'm there to help them not only with track-specific things but with classes and getting around campus as well.
So far this season, we've had two meets - our season is upcoming this semester. This past semester, we've spent a lot of time doing conditioning. That's a tough time for us, doing more of the harder workouts. But before those practices started, I would voluntarily organize workouts to get everyone going. Now during practices, I make sure we're on top of everything - getting in and out of practices and going to classes.
What are you looking forward to the most during your senior year?
McDonald: Traveling with everyone. It's really fun going on some of the bus trips. We have some pretty funny guys on the team. I love the bus rides and spending quality time with the team.
What has been your biggest accomplishment or favorite moment?
McDonald: I would definitely have to say this past indoor track season. Our relay placed at ACCs and being on that relay team was a fun and eye-opening experience.
What is your favorite part about being a Pitt student-athlete?
McDonald: My favorite part is how student-athletes are part of their own group within the university. Everybody knows of each other or is friends with one another. It creates a nice little community with people who can relate with what you go through on a daily basis - practices, lifting, games, races.