Team: Herkimer Magicians
Sport: Track and Field
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"
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