Athletes of the Week: Rowan, Davis
Champaign Central, senior, basketball
Recently: Scored 17 points in a regional semifinal win against Mahomet-Seymour and nine in a Class 3A championship-game win against top-seeded Centennial.
In his own words: “That was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had. The atmosphere was so alive. Coach was on us in practice. He told us, ‘This is for the city.’ ”
I sent my last text to ... my girlfriend, Lexi Schweighart.
I’m driving ... a Chrysler 300M.
I need tickets to ... Miami Heat vs. the Indiana Pacers in Indiana.
Toughest opponent I’ve guarded ... Riley LaChance, Brookfield, Wis.
My favorite team is the ... Miami Heat.
Before a game, I’m listening to ... Lil Durk, Lil J and Swagg.
After a game, I’m eating ... ribeye from Texas Roadhouse.
My pet peeve is ... when someone is not working as hard as I am.
In five years ... Playing basketball in college
Central High School has ... a great atmosphere with a wonderful tradition. The fans and teachers always show you love.
Honorable mention: Lonnie Buggs, Danville track and field; Keaton Davis, St. Thomas More basketball; Clayton Honn, Arthur-Lovington basketball; Shawn Johnson, Armstrong-Potomac basketball; Kyler Jones, St. Thomas More basketball; Johnny Leverenz, Danville track and field; Tyler McCormick, Ridgeview basketball; Mike Plecki, St. Thomas More basketball; Cole Pliura, LeRoy basketball; Kollin Seaman, Arcola basketball; Trent Sherfield, Danville track and field; Sean Suggs, Champaign Central basketball; Davion Watson, Champaign Central basketball; Austin Zirkle, Iroquois West basketball
Danville, junior, track and field
Recently: Won the 60-meter dash in each of her first four indoor meets. At Monday’s Big 12 Conference meet, she had the quickest qualifying time (7.84 seconds) and followed up with a season-best 7.82 in the finals. She also won the 200 meters and anchored the winning 800 relay foursome.
In her own words: “I love the race because it’s so quick. I’d prepared well and was ready to run.”
I sent my last text to ... Ambrosia Williams.
I’d like to be driving ... a Camaro.
I need tickets to ... a Beyonce concert.
My favorite track ... At the University of Texas
My favorite team is ... Team USA track and field.
Before a game, I’m listening to ... nothing. I like to sleep before a race.
After a game, I’m eating ... pizza or a sub sandwich.
My pet peeve is ... someone talking over my food when I’m eating.
In five years ... I’ll be running track at a D-I school and hoping to run in the Olympics.
Danville High is ... a great school. Get to know it for yourself and not off other people’s opinions.
Honorable mention: Allee Bunting, Watseka track and field; Natalie Castonguay, Watseka track and field; Mercedes Elliott, Danville track and field; Hanna Erwin, Arthur Okaw Christian basketball; Amanda Franklin, Arthur Okaw Christian basketball; Aariona Graham, Danville track and field; Michaela Jones, Danville track and field; Rebecca Kaefring, Centennial track and field; Dominique Lewis, Centennial track and field; Caylin Smith, Danville track and field; Isabelle Spitz, Arthur Okaw Christian basketball; Ranija Turner, Champaign Central track and field; Ambrosia Williams, Danville track and field; Hannah Wright, Champaign Central track and field