Athletes of the Week
Recent accomplishments: Won the Tuscola Classic 5K race, earning his fifth win in six events this season.
Quote: "I am getting faster in all of my workouts and feel like I can do better things at the end of the season."
My favorite meal is ... gyros.
Before a meet, I get ready by ... visualizing what I have to do and seeing myself winning the race.
For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Michael Phelps.
My most memorable moment in athletics is ... finishing second with the 3,200-meter relay at state.
My favorite athlete is ... Bernard Lagat.
My hero outside of athletics is ... my old coach, Miss (Que) Harbor.
When I am president, I will ... create a national running day.
People don't know that ... I like animals.
When I am wealthy, I would like to ... build a 400-meter indoor track.
Obama or McCain? Obama.
Honorable mention: Clowzell Adams, Danville football; Zach Alvey, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac cross-country; Brett Carroll, Schlarman soccer; Matt Cleveland, Danville cross-country; Robb Cozad, Centennial golf; Carson Denaro, Fisher golf; Marc Martindale, Champaign Central soccer; Travis Parsley, Villa Grove football; Justin Schuring, Arthur-Lovington football; Malcolm Taylor, Urbana Uni High cross-country; Colten Unzicker, Fisher football; Zack Villwock, Iroquois West golf; Aaron Williams, Georgetown-Ridge Farm football
Junior, Urbana University High
Recent accomplishments: Set a pool record in the 100-yard backstroke and a meet record in the 100-yard butterfly at the Charger Invitational. This is the third consecutive meet the 14-year-old set a pool record. Previously she set records in the 100 free (52.14 seconds) at Olympia and the 100 back (58.74) at the University of Chicago.
Quote: "It's been really good. I feel like I really broke out this summer at Megazone in Indianapolis, and it has continued from there."
Before a meet, I get ready by ... listening to pump-up music.
In a word, I am ... driven.
My favorite band is ... Coldplay.
My favorite subject is ... German.
My favorite athlete is ... Ryan Lochte.
If I were not competing, I would be ... involved more in music.
When I am president, I will ... work to help the environment.
When I am wealthy, I would like to ... build a 50-meter pool in Champaign-Urbana.
If I could attend any university, I would choose ... Cal.
Obama or McCain? Obama.
Honorable mention: Norah Cetin, Centennial diving; Sara Dalbey, Centennial volleyball; Haley Dodd, CPCI volleyball; Kelsey Hardimon, Monticello cross-country; Mamie Hobbs, Champaign Central swimming; Mara LaPayne, Villa Grove cross-country; Hannah Newman, Champaign Central swimming; Andrea Northen, St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball; Kailey Roberts, Fisher volleyball; Kathleen Rowland, Champaign Central volleyball; Emily Schiro, Schlarman volleyball; Hilary Stiff, Tri- County volleyball; Erin Wachtel, St. Thomas More volleyball