JA’CEY SIMMONS: The Hairstylist Who Could Accidentally Make a Masterpiece

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by BLAKE PIESCHKE, CSU Public Relations Intern

Ja’Cey Simmons

Ja’Cey Simmons is a Milwaukee, Wis., native and a sprinter on the Minnesota State women’s track and field team. This past weekend, the women’s track and field sent many athletes to the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Ja’Cey was a part of the 4x100m relay team that finished first with a qualifying time of 45.25, setting a new Minnesota State outdoor track and field record and now the top time in the nation. The record was previously set in 2010 season with a time of 45.56 by Linnelle Clark, Becca Schmidt, Kelsey Leonard and Brittany Henderson. Simmons also secured a second place finish this past Friday with a time of 12.00 in the 100m dash at the Kip Janvrin Open in Indianola, Iowa. 

  • What three words best describe you? Energetic, confident and interesting
  • What tops your list of pet peeves? Chewing loud
  • If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? Cheetah because it is the fastest animal
  • What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well? Trying new hairstyles
  • Who is your all-time favorite sports star? Flo Jo
  • What is your most prized possession? My shoes
  • What three items can always be found in your refrigerator? Water, apples and chicken
  • If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Dance
  • What skill would you like to master? Time management
  • What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you? My parents
  • What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of? Track and my speed, there’s other people faster than me
  • If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have? Amusement Park, hair stylist, skating rink or skyzone
  • Who inspires you to be better? Me, I always push myself to do better
  • What is something you will NEVER do again? Not waste time on things that wouldn’t benefit me
  • What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Jump off an airplane or skydive
  • If you could have a super power, what would it be? Teleportation
  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?  Invest in myself, business or stocks, something makes more money
  • If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? Lil Baby concert
  • What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato? The sense of belonging, state isn’t too small or big, diverse campus
  • If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring with you? Family member, food and phone
  • If you had to eat at a fast-food restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chick-fil-a


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