Athletes of the Week
Track and field
Recent accomplishments: Set a Big 12 indoor record while winning the 3,200 meters (9 minutes, 46.14 seconds) last Thursday. Also was the runner-up in the 1,600.
Quote: "My main focus was on points for the team. After my two races, I felt like I completed my mission."
My favorite band is ... Fairwell.
For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Dathan Ritzhein.
My most memorable moment in athletics is ... placing 35th at IHSA cross-country.
My favorite movie is ... "Four Minutes."
Dream job: Dentistry
My favorite athletic team is ... the Boston Red Sox.
When I am president, I will ... make running mandatory.
My role model is ... my father.
Honorable mention: Michael Braemer, Iroquois West baseball; Bryson Davis-Johnson, Centennial basketball; Chad Frerichs, Sullivan baseball; Lucas Gones, St. Joseph-Ogden baseball; Jeff Johnson, Centennial basketball; Jordan Johnson, Centennial basketball; James Kinney, Centennial basketball; Tyrece McCurry, Urbana track and field; Brandon Noe, St. Thomas More track and field; Josh Piper, Centennial basketball; Rayvonte Rice, Centennial basketball; Clayton Snyder, Hoopeston Area baseball; Chase Vire, Georgetown-Ridge Farm baseball
Recent accomplishments: Junior striker had five goals for the Sages (3-0-1), who won both matches last week.
Quote: "We are playing really well together. I feel like we have a strong offense."
My favorite meal is ... corn casserole.
My favorite musical artist is ... Ben Folds.
If I could go anywhere, it would be ... Africa.
Dream job: Pediatrician
My favorite movie is ... "Boondock Saints."
My favorite athletic team is ... Da Cubs.
Dream date: David Beckham
When I am president, I will ... accomplish world peace.
My role model is ... my mom.
If I could attend any university, I would choose ... Colorado.
Honorable mention: Kaiti Bowen, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball; Amy Clawson, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Colleen Donohue, Monticello soccer; Brittney Gallivan, Monticello soccer; Jenna Harshbarger, Monticello softball; Caleigh Hennigh, Fisher softball; Lauren Krumwiede, Watseka softball; Brittany Moreland, Armstrong-Potomac softball; Mariah Skaggs, Schlarman softball; Shari Steidinger, Prairie Central softball; Kim Vega, Champaign Central soccer; Mallory Weber, Salt Fork softball; Delia Williams, Urbana track and field