Athletes of the Week: White, Marry
Rantoul, senior, track and field
Recently: Millikin recruit remained unbeaten in the discus outdoors and eclipsed 150 feet in consecutive meets in his second year in the sport. He won the Monticello Invitational and has a season-best toss of 151 feet, 4 inches, the second best in school history.
In his own words: “I’ve worked on my form and gotten stronger and more explosive. I was aiming at 150 feet.”
I sent my last text to ... Jillian.
I’m driving ... nothing.
I need tickets to ... a Chicago Bears game.
My favorite track is ... the one at Centennial.
My favorite professional team is the ... Chicago Bears.
Before a meet, I’m listening to ... stuff that hypes you up.
After a game, I’m eating ... Subway.
My pet peeve is ... nothing.
In five years ... I hope to be playing football.
Rantoul High School is ... a school with a whole lot of athletes.
Honorable mention: Kyle Brazas, Westville baseball; Daniel Caldwell, Monticello baseball; Fraquan Gaines, Champaign Central track and field; Dakota Gash, Danville track and field; Vaughn Gentzler, Paxton-Buckley-Loda track and field; Nick Hedges, Salt Fork track and field; Brock Immke, St. Joseph-Ogden baseball; Brian Paul, Centennial baseball; Tyler Rogers, Fisher baseball; Nick Romito, Urbana track and field; Broc Smith, Tuscola track and field; Dalton Strawser, Bismarck-Henning baseball; Jon Tauber, Urbana baseball
Fisher, senior, track and field
Recently: Won four events in the Prairie Central Invitational, taking first place in the 100 meters, the 200, the 300 hurdles and the 400. The 400 and 300 hurdles are back-to-back events, and there’s one other race after them before the 200.
In her own words: “It was tiring, but not as bad as I thought. Trying to keep my legs explosive was the hard part.”
I sent my last text to ... my mom, Carrie.
I’m driving ... a Pontiac G-6.
I need tickets to ... watch track in the Olympics.
My favorite track is ... Fisher’s new all-weather track.
My favorite professional team is the ... Chicago Cubs.
Before a game, I’m listening to ... nothing. I’m focused on my races.
After a game, I’m eating ... a ham sandwich from Jimmy John’s.
My pet peeve is ... people who are loud when they eat.
In five years ... I hope to be in grad school for physical therapy.
Fisher High School is ... really small. Everyone knows everybody, and you’re close with all your classmates.
Honorable mention: Mackenzie Beck, Blue Ridge softball; Aleyna Brunner, Mahomet-Seymour soccer; Chrissy Gadbury, Monticello softball; Hayley Gray, Watseka softball; Rheanna Jones, Rantoul softball; Jenny Kimbro, Salt Fork track and field; Amanda McClain, Sullivan/Okaw Valley track and field; Peyton Shelmadine, Tuscola softball; Chelsea Skinner, Urbana softball; Kia Smith, Monticello soccer; Lucy Stahl, Mahomet-Seymour softball; Danielle Staske, Centennial softball; Emica Quigley, Champaign Central soccer