N-G Athletes of the Week

Alex McMahon

Senior, Westville

Track & Field

Recent accomplishment: Won the 100 and 200 in the Vermilion County meet and anchored the 400 and 800 relays to victory. He was the only athlete, male or female, to finish with four first-place performances.

In a word, I am ... exuberant.

Favorite movie ... "Tombstone"

Dream date ... Jessica Alba

Most memorable moment in athletics ... The state title game in football

My favorite team is ... the Cubs.

Guilty pleasure is ... Xbox.

People don't know ... I like to garden.

My biggest phobia is ... failure.

Honorable mention: Devon Darnell, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman track and field; Pat Fitzgerald, Urbana track and field; Casey Fletcher, Oakwood baseball; Cody Gaesser, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley track and field; Stephen Krout, Bismarck-Henning baseball; T.J. Marcum, LeRoy track and field; Keith Mayfield, Danville track and field; Clint Miller, Champaign Central baseball; Kendrith Rowland, Champaign Central tennis; Dwight Rutledge, Fisher track and field; Eric VonQualen, Centennial baseball; Jacob Williams, Monticello baseball; Pat Yoakum, Tuscola baseball

Shelby Stevenson

Sophomore, Urbana

Track & Field

Recent accomplishment: Won the pole vault at the Big 12 Conference meet. She cleared 10 feet, 6 inches and is the area leader in her specialty.

In a word, I am ... energetic.

Favorite movie ... "Troy"

Favorite band ... Goo Goo Dolls

Dream job ... Teacher

I would like to travel to ... Brazil.

Favorite athlete ... Mary Lou Retton

My favorite team is ... the Cardinals.

When I am president, I will ... make athletics a bigger part of a school's curriculum.

My biggest phobia is ... deep water.

Honorable mention: Jordan Arford, Bismarck-Henning track and field; Makenzie Baker, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac track and field; Danielle Biggerstaff, Salt Fork track and field; Gretchen Booth, Urbana soccer; Taylor Brunner, Argenta-Oreana track and field; April Cahill, Schlarman softball; Brittany Einck, St. Thomas More softball; Kari Free, Bismarck-Henning track and field; Daniele Hoult, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman track and field; Elizabeth Russell, Urbana Uni High soccer; Logan Taylor, Danville softball; Mackenzie Thomas, Arcola softball; Kasie Woodworth, Unity softball

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