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  • LAUREN DeLUDE — Herkimer track and field

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    Team: Herkimer Magicians
    Sport: Track and Field
    Age: 17
    Year in school: Senior
    Sports to play: Track
    Sport to watch: Basketball
    Team: Syracuse Orangemen
    Athletes: Marion Jones
    Class in school: English/Writing
    Movie: Dinner Schmucks
    TV show: Jersey Shore
    Actress: Natalie Portman
    Band: Nicki Minaj
    Song: "Roman's Revenge"
    Food: Sushi
    Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
    I enjoy being around hard-working teammates who want to win as bad as I do. I love the adrenaline rush before my races and I look forward to every race because it’s another opportunity to set a personal best.
    What is your most memorable athletic moment?
    My most memorable moment was at the Class C-1 Sectional meet last year when my 4x400 team, which was myself and three eighth-graders won the Sectional title and broke the school record. It was awesome being on the same relay team as my sister.
    Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why
    My younger sister,  Hannah, inspires me the most because she runs distance events and I understand how physically and mentally draining that can be and she does it flawlessly, which few can do. She leads by example, pushing me to always improve myself.
    What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
    Track meets tend to last a few hours and by the time they’re over, I’m exhausted, but I understand the importance of my academics and that,
    What are your plans after graduating from high school?
    After graduating, I plan to attend Utica College to major in Health Studies. I plan on running for their track team as well.
    appeared in April 2, 2011 edition of The Telegram

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