Athletes of the Week ... and their friends

Athletes of the Week ... and their friends

Shanice Garbutt | Danville cross-country

Why she's our Athlete of the Week: The junior shattered a school record by 31 seconds when she finished third at the Class 2A First to Finish Invite last Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria with a time of 17 minutes, 19 seconds. He broke the previous mark of 17:50 set by Mercedes Elliott in 2012.

From Garbutt: "I was so excited because I wanted to break the record last year when I was at state, but that race didn't end up going well. Coming out and doing that in the third meet of the year, I was just really proud of myself and really happy. I know I can do more."

I need concert tickets to ... Ciara. I like her music and she has a nice voice.

One movie I could watch over and over again is ... "Titanic." It's very touching. It's a sad movie, but it's really good.

If I could choose one superpower, I would choose ... to run very fast.

The social media I use the most is ... Facebook.

My biggest pet peeve is ... when it's very loud.

My best cross-country memory is ... making it to state.

My most embarrassing cross-country memory is ... passing out my sophomore year. I was coming through the finish line, and I just fell with no hesitation.

Before a meet ... I just clear my mind. I don't like to think about much. I just like to get ready and get prepared.

After a meet ... I like to eat and go to bed. I love pizza.

In five years, I see myself ... beginning my career and using my major. I want to continue to run because that's something you can always do, but I want to become a pediatric nurse. Growing up, I always said I wanted to be a doctor and I also said I wanted to be a cardiologist, too. Ever since I took this internship with the school, I was able to go to the cancer center and meet with a nurse. She talked to me about the pediatric aspect, and it's made me want to help kids who are sick.

Honorable mention: Mica Allison, St. Thomas More volleyball; Kasie Anderson, Georgetown-Ridge Farm volleyball; Reed Broaders, Uni High swimming; Mira Chopra, Champaign Central volleyball; Karli Dean, Tuscola volleyball; Jessica Franklin, Mahomet-Seymour cross-country; Jordan Harmon, Unity cross-country; Riley Kinney, Westville volleyball; Lizzie Rumsey, Centennial swimming and diving; Mia Stipes, St. Thomas More tennis

Austin Carr | Mahomet-Seymour soccer

Why he's our Athlete of the Week: The junior played a key role in helping the Bulldogs pick up two wins last week and scored five goals in M-S' 6-1 win against Charleston.

From Carr: "I thought it was pretty cool scoring five goals. I just had a lot of opportunites. My teammates were getting me a lot of good passes near the net. It was pretty great because you usually don't score five goals in a game."

I need concert tickets to ... Imagine Dragons.

One movie I could watch over and over again is ... "The Avengers."

If I could choose one superpower, I would choose ... super speed. It'd be really cool, and the Flash is one of my favorite superheroes.

The social media I use the most is ... Snapchat.

My biggest pet peeve is ... having to repeat myself.

My best soccer memory is ... The first time my team won a tournament when I was in fifth or sixth grade.

My most embarrassing soccer memory is ... recently in a tournament, I missed about three shots right at the net.

Before a match ... I like being around my friends.

After a match ... I just like to chill out.

In five years, I see myself ... hopefully in college doing well.

Honorable mention: Taveous Bell, Rantoul football; Skylar Bolton, Oakwood football; Ben Freehill, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football; Logan Hall, ALAH cross-country; Michael Holmes, Tuscola cross-country; Trey Houmes, Hoopeston Area cross-country; Aaron Jayne, Blue Ridge golf; Alec Johnson, Fisher/GCMS soccer; Santiago Rodriquez, Champaign Central soccer Braden Snyder, Monticello football