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  • MICHAEL JOHNSON — Ilion track and field


    Profile of Ilion Golden Bomber Michael Johnson.

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    Team: Ilion Golden Bombers
    Sport: Track and Field, Soccer
    Position: Sprinter, Sweeper
    Age: 17
    Year in school: Senior
    Sport to play: Track
    Sport to watch: Soccer
    Athlete: Usain Bolt (of course)
    Team: Manchester United
    Subject in school: Science
    Movie: Fast Five
    TV show: Nitro Circus
    Actor: Vin Diesel
    Song: ‘No Quitter, Go Getter’ by Lil Wayne
    Music: I enjoy listening to country music
    Food: Steak
    Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
    I like track because it is an individual sport. I like the feeling that I am the only one who can make myself better.
    What is your most memorable athletic moment?
    My most memorable moment was when I broke the 100-meter dash record, which was my eighth school record!
    Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why.
    Usain Bolt inspires me. In order to be the fastest man in the world, you must display a great work ethic, which is essential for life in general.
    What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
    The biggest challenge is finding (making) time for homework and studying, as well as practice and work out in the gym.
    What are your plans after graduating from high school?
    I am planning to attend HCCC this fall, majoring in General Studies, and playing track. I haven’t decided yet what my career goals are, but I will probably pursue a career in the sciences area.
    appeared in May 11, 2013 print edition of The Telegram

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