N-G Athletes of the Week

N-G Athletes of the Week

Jacob Mahaffey

Senior, Mahomet-Seymour


Recent accomplishments: Placed seventh at the Metamora Invitational, running the 3-mile course in 15 minutes, 42 seconds.

Quote: "We have been running well, and Coach has not been backing off yet."

My favorite meal is ... wings.

Before a meet, I get ready by ... having a long run to think about the race.

My most memorable moment in athletics is ... running varsity for the first time my freshman year.

My favorite movie is ... "The Bucket List."

Dream job: Chemical engineer

People don't know that ... I am a top 10 student.

When I am wealthy, I would like to ... retire and move to Canada.

My guilty pleasure is ... playing video games.

My role model is ... Coach Garrison.

Obama or McCain? McCain

Honorable mention: Will Ballion, St. Thomas More golf; Clint Brubaker, Monticello golf; Kevin Clore, Fisher golf; Ben Dodds, St. Thomas More golf; Eric Haughee, Tri-County golf; Charlie Hopkins, Milford golf; Austin Hunt, Centennial golf; Bryan Ideus, Rantoul golf; David Keenan, Salt Fork golf; Nathaniel Khachaturian, St. Thomas More golf; Ryan Murphy, St. Thomas More golf; Clark Schmidt, St. Thomas More golf; Ian Tate, St. Thomas More golf; Willy Wilner, Judah Christian golf

Katie Jean

Senior, St. Thomas More


Recent accomplishments: Followed up her Sangamon Valley Conference tournament championship by shooting a 70 at Stone Creek to win the Class 1A regional title, leading the Sabers to the team championship.

Quote: "I am gaining confidence and it seems like I have been playing well, but I need to learn how to finish."

Before a meet, I get ready by ... getting into a positive and confident attitude.

In a word, I am ... driven.

My favorite band is ... Hootie and the Blowfish.

My most memorable moment in athletics is ... my hole-in-one this season.

My favorite athlete is ... Mia Hamm.

If I could compete at any venue, it would be ... Augusta National.

When I am president, I will ... get back to using common sense.

When I am wealthy, I would like to ... retire and play golf.

Obama or McCain? McCain

Honorable mention: Claire Dabrowski, St. Thomas More golf; Jenna Dombroski, Centennial golf; Lizzy Dombroski, Centennial golf; Megan Deedrich, St. Thomas More golf; Alexis Freund, St. Thomas More golf; Jennie Hayes, St. Thomas More golf; Audrey Ito, Centennial golf; Katie Jean, St. Thomas More golf; Michelle Lee, Centennial golf; Katarina Marjanovic, Urbana tennis; Sidney Overman, Gibson City-Melvin- Sibley golf; Jamie Rollins, St. Thomas More golf; Krista Vedvik, Centennial golf; Madison White, Centennial golf