Athletes of the Week for May 28


Hailley Peters, Trinity Lutheran track and field, sophomore

Accomplishments this past week: “I was sectional champ in high jump at a height of 5 feet, 2 inches. I got second place in long jump with a length of 16 feet, 9 inches. I got second place in the 4×100-relay along with my teammates, Lexi Schneider, Angi Bergstedt and Miranda Murphy, with a time of 53.25. Also, all of these events were school records.”

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential this past week? What did you do well? “I believe my friends, boyfriend, family and coaches helped me to perform to my fullest. The day of sectional, I was extremely nervous, but my friends kept telling me that I would do great, and there was no need to be nervous. My boyfriend gave me a hug, reassuring me that I would be fine. My parents told me that their expectations of me were just like every meet — do my best, and that would be good with them. My coaches were strategizing and giving me advice, like they did every other meet. But most importantly, I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to perform to my fullest.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I tried to keep the same routine as I do every meet, which consists of doing a warm-up lap and stretches with Lexie Bushur and Lexi Schneider.”

Favorite drink: Lemonade

Favorite food: “Fruit, but my favorite fruit is watermelon.”

Favorite band/artist/genre: Country and pop

Favorite book: “The Last Song”

Favorite class: Spanish 2 and Algebra 2

Role model: Wanda Wischmeier

Best advice: “Don’t play a sport for your coaches. Don’t play a sport for your parents. Play a sport for yourself.”

If you could travel anywhere and why: “I want to go to Rio de Janeiro to see the Christ the Redeemer, go to the Carnival, see the sights and go to the beaches.”

Athletics goal (current or future): “I want to make it to state. And I’m also considering playing a sport in college.”


Ian Anderson, Brownstown Central track and field, senior

Accomplishments this past week: Sectional champion in the shot put with a distance of 43 feet, 7 inches; graduated from high school

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential this past week? What did you do well? “I put in a lot of hard work and practice leading up to sectional. I stayed focus and did not let the big meet get to my head.”

Favorite drink: Big Red

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite band/artist/genre: Brantley Gilbert

Favorite book: “American Sniper”

Favorite class: History

Role model: Peyton Manning

Best advice: “Never give up.”

If you could travel anywhere and why: “Germany. To experience their culture.”

Athletics goal (current or future): “To PR in regional and qualify for state.”