N-G Athletes of the Week
Senior, Urbana University High
Track and field
Recent accomplishments: The senior won the 400 meters at the Illinois Prep Top Times indoor state meet Friday night at Bloomington's Shirk Center. His time was 50.98 seconds.
Quote: "I started out in a bad position but managed to get out and pull ahead."
My favorite meal is ... fried dumplings.
If I could go anywhere it would be ... Japan.
My favorite school subject is ... genetics.
Dream job: Something in biology.
My hero outside of athletics is ... Spiderman.
If I were not competing I would be ... working with kids.
I celebrate after a win by ... doing a turkey party.
People don't know that I ... am an anime nerd.
My guilty pleasure is ... Sour Patch Kids.
The biggest phobia I have is ... I have to wear a headband in competition.
Honorable mention: Langston Allston-Yeagle, Urbana Uni High track and field; Isaac Chambers, Urbana Uni High track and field; Blake Doane, Monticello track and field; Mike Duff, Cerro Gordo baseball; Jameson Dycus, Arthur-Lovington baseball; Eric Fritzsche, Urbana Uni High track and field; Austin Griswell, St. Joseph-Ogden baseball; Kevin Johnson, Centennial baseball; Mark Pataky, Champaign Central baseball; Michael Pearce, Villa Grove track and field; Douglas Pierce, Oakwood baseball; Kareem Sayegh, Urbana Uni High track and field; Jordan Scherf, Milford baseball; Korie Vire, Georgetown-Ridge Farm baseball
Junior, South Piatt
Recent accomplishments: She was 3-1 last week. In 26 innings she struck out 33 batters, giving up 11 hits, walking six and holding opposition hitters to a .120 average while compiling an 0.27 ERA.
Quote: "I had to focus on every pitch and know what I have."
My favorite meal is ... chipped beef on toast.
If I could go anywhere it would be ... Venice.
For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Jennie Finch.
My most memorable moment in athletics is ... playing Tuscola last year.
Dream date: Actor Robert Pattinson.
If I could compete at any venue it would be ... East Peoria's EastSide Centre.
My favorite athletic team is ... the Red Sox.
When I am President I will ... change the economy.
People don't know that I ... am really outging.
My guilty pleasure is ... buying shoes.
Honorable mention: Chelsea Blaase, St. Joseph-Ogden track and field; Lauren Bogle, Shiloh softball; Lauren Cessna, St. Joseph-Ogden track and field; Tajia Cummins, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Hannah Darr, Salt Fork softball; Ana Deters, Unity softball; Kelsey Gass, Rantoul softball; Alex Hannan, Westville softball; Sidney Long, St. Joseph-Ogden track and field; Jolee Paden, St. Joseph-Ogden track and field; Abby Popejoy, Prairie Central track and field; Ashlee Shroyer, Unity track and field; Hillary Veitch, Mahomet-Seymour soccer; Hannah Wilkins, Salt Fork track and field