Maverick Men’s Track Spotlight: Kornelius Klah

If he had the money, he’d go see those bunnies that box

Kornelius Klah

Kornelius Klah runs hurdles and the 400 meters for the Mavericks Track and Field team. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., he earned his degree from George Mason University and currently is pursuing his master’s degree in Community Health Education. In recent meets, he placed first in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.05 at the President Davenport Classic on Feb. 20. He also was part of the 4×400 relay team which claimed first with a time of 3.21.02.


  • What three words best describe you? Cultured, empathetic and friendly
  • What tops your list of pet peeves? Very fast movement, playing games too fast and unnecessarily
  • If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? Kangaroo, advanced bunny with boxing skills
  • Who is your all-time favorite sports star? Allen Iverson
  • What is your most prized possession? Ps4
  • What three items can always be found in your refrigerator? Eggs, almond milk and jelly
  • If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Playing videogames
  • What skill would you like to master? Master how to play the harmonica
  • What movie title best describes your life? The Comeback Kid
  • If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have? Being a coach, track
  • Who inspires you to be better? My high school track coach. He saw what I can do when I couldn’t
  • What is something you will NEVER do again? Played basketball all day and went to movie on empty stomach, ate theater food and didn’t feel great the next day, couldn’t poop or puke.
  • What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Live in a different area other than my hometown
  • If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Move stuff with mind, telekinesis
  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?  Buy plane ticket to Australia to see kangaroos
  • If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? WWII from the skies
  • What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato?Its not too large, buildings are nice, new and organized. Very good
  • If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring with you? Harmonica, bible and lighter for fire
  • If you had to eat at a fast-food restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be? Panda Express
  • Who do you think would win in a fight, a silverback gorilla or bear? Gorilla
  • Who is your celebrity crush? Zoey Kravitz
  • What is the dumbest way you have been injured (if so)? Rode a bike with two sticks in my hands while pedaling and lost control scraping knees
  • What fictional character would you like to meet? Goku
  • Best and worst purchase you have made? Best: winter jacket; Worst: food – two spicy chickens and fries – wasn’t worth it
  • What’s something that overwhelms you? Paper assignments
  • What are you most proud of? Making it to Grad School
  • What memory instantly makes you smile? The day I signed my scholarship to run track at George Mason
  • If you had the option to know the date and circumstance of your death, would you? No
  • What is the first thing you notice about someone you meet for the first time? Height
  • How do you recharge from exhaustion? Good meal and good tv show to watch with it
  • Favorite dream you have had? Running in the Olympics
  • What is one thing you want to accomplish or experience before you die? Skydive
  • What is one thing that should be taught in school but isn’t? Investing and taxes, financial classes
  • What was your favorite activity as a child? Saturday morning cartoons
  • If you could be born in a different decade, which would you choose and why?60, ’70s…disco eras
  • How long do you think you would last in a zombie apocalypse? Make it to the end


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