N-G Athletes of the Week

N-G Athletes of the Week

Nick Blakey

Senior, St. Joseph-Ogden

Track & Field

Recent accomplishments: Won the long jump and triple jump and was on the victorious 1,600 relay for the team champions in the 23-school Spartan Classic. He also placed second in the 400.

Quote: "It was just a great atmosphere. I just wanted to do my best to win for my team because we had not won for six years."

My favorite meal is ... sausage and mushroom pizza.

In a word, I am ... a leader.

If I could go anywhere, it would be ... Greece.

My most memorable moment in athletics is ... being named all-state last year at Charleston.

Dream job ... Something in computer science

My favorite athlete is ... Mike Fontenot.

People don't know that ... I am a good bowler.

When I am wealthy, I would like to ... take care of my family.

The biggest phobia I have is ... tornadoes.

Honorable mention: Jade Ackerman, St. Thomas More track and field; Mat Bowen, Salt Fork baseball; Ethan Dahlke, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Tyler Davis, Armstrong-Potomac baseball; Todd Ellis, Bismarck-Henning baseball; Harrison Freeland, Champaign Central baseball; Tim Maxwell, Blue Ridge baseball; Don McDuffee, Centennial baseball; Trey Russell, Urbana baseball; Garrison Stenger, Arcola baseball; Malcolm Taylor, Urbana Uni High track and field; Ian Wells, Champaign Central track and field; Zebo Zebe, Unity track and field

Micaela McLennand

Senior, Centennial


Recent accomplishments: Playing goal for the Chargers, she led the team to a 3-0-1 mark last week with no goals allowed.

Quote: "We have been playing well as a team. Our defense has been amazing."

In a word, I am ... friendly.

My favorite band is ... One Republic.

For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Lindsey Carstens.

My favorite movie is ... "Bourne Ultimatum."

Dream date ... Matt Damon

If I were not competing, I would be ... writing.

If I could compete at any venue, it would be ... Soldier Field.

My favorite athletic team is ... EIU soccer.

When I am wealthy, I would like to ... move to Ireland.

The biggest phobia I have is ... doctors.

Honorable mention: Grace Ayodele, Centennial soccer; Haley Briggs, Argenta-Oreana track and field; Emma Cabutti, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Danita Deffenbaugh, Blue Ridge softball; Lateshia Dove, Urbana track and field; Holly Henry, Arcola softball; Ella Herges, Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball; Sonya Le, Centennial softball; Amy Martin, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac track and field; Frankie Shoaf, Bismarck-Henning softball; Kayla Stipp, Danville track and field; Erin Wachtel, St. Thomas More track and field; Jasmine White, Urbana softball