Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

Mickaela Fleming
St. Joseph-Ogden, Senior
Softball

Recently: Hit a home run in seven consecutive games. On Friday, she hit two two-run homers to account for all the runs in a 4-3 win against Unity.
In her own words: “I’m normally a power hitter because I’m too slow to do anything else. But I don’t go into the box thinking home run. I’m thinking hard ground contact or a line drive.”
My longest home run ... was at Peoria last year at state where it was like a 240-foot fence
My nickname is ... Mickie
My twin sister Samantha is ... my rock. If I ever need anything, I turn to her
People tell us apart by ... they really don’t. They pick a name and whoever turns around, that’s how they figure it out
I’m driving ... a Dodge Intrepid
I’m always texting ... my friends Chris, Will and Ian
I’m dying to see ... “Ironman 3”
I need concert tickets to ... Jason Aldean
Next year ... I’m going to Lake Land to play ball, with Sam
In five years ... med school
My first job ... teaching Sunday school
St. Joseph-Ogden High is ... awesome, fantastic. What can I say?
Honorable mention: Leah Allison, St. Thomas More softball; Elizabeth Bristow, St. Thomas More track and field; Maddy Chalifoux, Champaign Central soccer; Preslie Fletcher, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac track and field; Courtney Gabehart, Westville softball; Abby Gawthorp, St. Joseph-Ogden; Kalli Gosser, Fisher softball; Cate Hummel, Urbana soccer; Kirsten Newnum, Armstrong-Potomac softball; Jordan Ogle, Danville softball; Bailey Reifsteck, Unity track and field; Kayley Stanley, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond track and field; Erin Tabor, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley track and field

Alec Dutton
Salt Fork, Senior
Track & field

Recently: Broke a 19-year-old meet record by 7 feet, 3 inches in the discus at the Vermilion County meet. His winning toss of 167-3 is the best in the area this season.
In his own words: “Herb Wilkins, my (throw) coach ... we’ve set some goals, and breaking the county record was one of them. Placing at state is a big goal, too.”
Shot put or discus? Discus without question
Best place to throw ... at the Catlin track
How far can you throw a hubcap? Never tried. Probably 50 feet
Next year ... most likely attending SIU-Edwardsville, majoring in electrical engineering and throwing for the track team
In five years ... I’ll be getting my master’s degree in nanoscience
I’m driving ... a 2005 Toyota Highlander, a ‘97 Ford F150 or a 2006 Honda Civic ... whatever’s at the end of our driveway
I need tickets to ... the Patriots in the Super Bowl
My favorite athlete ... Tom Brady
I’m dying to see ... “Ironman 3”
I’m always texting ... my girlfriend Shelby or my best friend Spencer
Who’s going to win the NBA Finals? OKC
How about the Stanley Cup Finals? Blackhawks
Catlin High is ... laid back
Honorable mention: Kyle Coburn, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman baseball; Matt Crook, Monticello baseball; Jon Davis, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac track and field; Dylan Dodd, Bismarck-Henning baseball; Jay Eshleman, Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball; Jordan Feagin, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond track and field; Austin Hubbart, Villa Grove track and field; Anthony Martin, Centennial baseball; Chase McNamara, Cerro Gordo/Bement baseball; Tyler Owen, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman track and field; David Ricks, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley track and field; Allen Terry, Centennial track and field; Aaron Woller, St. Joseph-Ogden baseball

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