Athletes of the Week: Avenatti, Kaefring
Chrisman, senior, track and field
Recently: Won the 800 meters in the Danville Open invitational indoor meet.
In his own words: “In basketball, the coach keeps us in pretty good shape. We’ve been running a lot more in (track) practice. The last two weeks, I’ve been taking my workouts more serious and putting more effort into it.”
I sent my last text to ... Jessica Muehlher.
I’m driving ... a Volvo S80.
I need tickets to ... the NCAA men’s national championship basketball game.
Favorite track is ... where the junior high state meet is held in Peoria.
My favorite team is the ... Boston Celtics.
Before a race, I’m listening to ... mainly rap music.
After a race, I’m eating ... Taco Bell.
My pet peeve is ... when people don’t have good hygiene.
In five years ... Hopefully being an assistant basketball coach in college.
Chrisman High School is ... very prideful in its sports and very close as a community.
Honorable mention: Dominique Brize, Central basketball; Chris Collier, Danville track and field; Brennan Crose, Hoopeston Area basketball; Davion Foster, Centennial track and field; Dakota Gash, Danville track and field; Fraquan Gaines, Central track and field; Tyler Owen, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman track and field; Mike Plecki, St. Thomas More basketball; Trent Sherfield, Danville track and field; Clayton Strader, Arcola track and field; Sean Suggs, Central basketball; Doug Wallen, St. Thomas More basketball; Josh Wallick, Fisher track and field; George Washington, Rantoul track and field
Centennial, junior, track and field
Recently: Was first in the 1,600 meters and second in the 800 meters at the Big 12 Conference indoor meet.
In her own words: “Getting second in the 800 drove me to get first in the mile. In the 800, you have to run fast. In the mile, you can strategize. I sat behind Mercedes (Elliott, from Danville) and the last lap made my move.”
I sent my last text to ... my boyfriend, Will.
I’m driving ... a 2001 Seibring convertible.
I need tickets to ... “Frozen.”
My favorite track is ... Urbana High School.
My favorite professional team is ... the Chicago Cubs.
Before a meet, I’m listening to ... upbeat, fast-paced music.
After a meet, I’m drinking ... milk shakes.
My pet peeve is ... when my cat sits on my homework.
In five years ... After running in college, I hope to be an athletic trainer for a high school.
Centennial High is ... an overall energetic atmosphere.
Honorable mention: Lashay Grubbs, Danville track and field; Imani Hall, Danville track and field; Lexi Hoskins, Danville soccer; Katie Kulas, St. Thomas More soccer; Dominique Lewis, Centennial track and field; Grace Lilly, Urbana Uni High soccer; Louisette Lukusa, St. Thomas More soccer; Kassidy Meador, Argenta-Oreana softball; Twinkle Mehta, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Miranda Pruitt, Villa Grove/Heritage softball; Ranija Turner, Central track and field; Shelby Turner, Argenta-Oreana softball; Michaela Ward, St. Thomas More soccer; Lauren Whitehouse, Mahomet-Seymour track and field