SHAHEED HICKMAN: Who Cares About How Many Likes You Can Get, But Don’t Take Away My Chipotle

Photo by David Faulkner, SPX Sports

by BLAKE PIESCHKE, CSU Public Relations Intern

Shaheed Hickman

The sophomore from Minneapolis, Minn. is a sprinter on the Minnesota State men’s track and field team. This past Friday, the program sent several sprinters to the Kip Janvrin Open in Indianola, Iowa. Shaheed Hickman finished first in the 100m dash with a time of 10:43, which is a provisional qualifier that is currently the sixth best time recorded in the nation. During the Drake Relays this past weekend, Hickman was a part of the men’s 4x100m relay team that finished first with a time of 40.76, which is tenth best in DII.

  • What three words best describe you? Humble, great and perseverant
  • What tops your list of pet peeves? Slam doors
  • If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? Cheetah because it’s the fastest land animal
  • Who is your all-time favorite sports star? Justin Gatlin
  • What is your most prized possession? My kids
  • What three items can always be found in your refrigerator? Water, oranges and BBQ sauce
  • If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Read
  • What skill would you like to master? Patience
  • What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you? Having beautiful children
  • What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with, but you just don’t get the point of? Social media
  • If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have? A motivational speaker
  • What is something you will NEVER do again? Never give up on my dreams
  • What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Enjoy life
  • If you could have a super power, what would it be? Invisibility
  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?  Buy my neighborhood
  • If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? Jessie Owens winning his medals at Olympic Games
  • What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato? The coaching staff
  • If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring with you? Music, blanket and a knife
  • If you had to eat at a fast-food restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chipotle
  • Who is your celebrity crush? Keke Palmer
  • What fictional character would you like to meet? Morpheus
  • Best purchase you ever made? LLC clothing line
  • What is one thing you want to accomplish or experience in your life? Love
  • What is one thing that should be taught in school but isn’t? Financial literacy
  • What was your favorite activity as a child? Running
  • What is your go to song at the moment? On Me by Lil Baby
  • How long do you think you would last in a zombie apocalypse? At least one to two years


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