Athletes of the Week: Vaughn and Jimson-Miller

Athletes of the Week: Vaughn and Jimson-Miller

Luke Vaughn, Centennial, Senior, Track & Field
Recently: Mississippi recruit set another school record in the shot put at Plainfield North with a toss of 59 feet, 71/2 inches.

In his words: “It’s just been lots of work in the offseason and busting my butt in the weightroom.”

My favorite athlete is ... Lindsay Rogan.

The Illinois men’s basketball team will ... not win the national championship.

Michael Finke is ... a guy who likes long walks on the beach and candlelight dinners.

My first job ... Probably babysitting

Mississippi is ... filled with Southern belles.

I need concert tickets to ... Miley Cyrus.

In five years ... I will be graduating at Ole Miss and going into the police academy.

I’m always texting ... Brian Potter.

My spring break plans ... are wishing I was on the beach.

Centennial High is ... loud.

Honorable mention: Louis Acklin, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Austin Baker, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Nick Barnes, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Brady DePratt, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Tyler Harms, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Corbin Hesterberg, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Rylan Housenga, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Connor Janes, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Nate Michael, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Chase Patton, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Brent Schluter, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Kyle Smith, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Jake Stewart, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Aaron Woller, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Dalton Walsh, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball

Alexus Jimson-Miller, Danville, Senior, Track & Field
Recently: Miami (Ohio) recruit helped the Vikings win the Big 12 indoor track and field meet Monday, placing first in the 60-meter hurdles, 200 and 400.

In her words: “I think that the coaches prepared us really well, and we’ve been working really hard and putting in the time.”

My favorite athlete is ... Allyson Felix because she runs fast and is a positive role model.  

The Illinois men’s basketball team will ... do well at the Dance.

Miami (Ohio) is ... awesome.  

My first job ... Babysitting

I’m driving ... a Ford Ranger.

In five years ... I will be making some money and maybe doing some running.

I’m always texting ... Che Jones, Jorriel Stewart and Ambrosia Williams.

My spring break plans ... are to go to the Texas Relays.  

Danville High is ... an experience.

Honorable mention: Kandie Bloch, Argenta-Oreana track and field; Mollie Bowman, Sullivan track and field; Nicole Choquette, Urbana track and field; Emone Davis, Danville track and field; Bertha Frazier, Centennial track and field; Jewel Goodly, Centennial track and field; Arionna Graham, Danville track and field; Hannah Houska, Monticello track and field; Olivia Knox, Centennial track and field; LaToyah Mason, Centennial track and field; Amanda McClain, Sullivan track and field; Jessica Melchi, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Jorriel Stewart, Danville track and field; Ranija Turner, Champaign Central track and field; Ambrosia Williams, Danville track and field

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