Athletes of the week — Sept. 22

Jackson Morris, Seymour football, senior

Recent Accomplishments: 11 receptions for 154 yards in a 36-35 win against Class 5A No. 13 Floyd Central, 44 rushing yards against BNL.

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential?

“I was able to perform well because going all out in practice all week and not taking a play off and studying film.”

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What did you do well?

“I thought my perimeter blocking was greatly improved from the previous weeks and making plays when I needed to.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“Just go all out in practice and study film like crazy is how I prepare.”

Favorite drink: Fruit punch Gatorade

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite music group/band/artist/genre: Drake, hip-hop/rap

Favorite book: “The Great Gatsby”

Favorite class: Latin

Role model: Wes Welker

Best advice?

“The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude about the problem.”

If you could travel anywhere and why?

“Venice, Italy because it’s the city on water and I like to be around water.”

Athletics goal (current or future)?

“A future goal of mine is to play college football.”

Kaelyn Johnson, Brownstown Central cross-country, sophomore

Recent accomplishments: Ninth-place medal at Hardy Lake, third-place medal at Jac-Cen-Del, third-place medal at Eastern Invitational, 14th overall at Crawford County Invitational. Led Braves to first invitational wins at Jac-Cen-Del and Eastern.

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential?

“Practicing and conditioning hard, setting goals from last year’s experience and my potential.”

What did you do well?

“Placing high on cross-country meets with good times.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“Training sessions for the season.”

Favorite drink: Powerade/Gatorade

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite music artist: Toby Mac

Favorite book: “The Running Dream”

Favorite class: Health

Role model: Ryan Franklin

Best advice?

“Positive mental attitude is the key to success.”

If you could travel anywhere and why:

“Australia, explore the outback and the Great Barrier Reef and see the wildlife found only over there.”

Athletics goal (current or future)?

“Reach semistate for this year, run 20 minutes by the end of high school, win conference.”

Breanna Barger, Crothersville, senior

Accomplishments this past week: Finished second at Eastern Invitational, fourth at Crawford County Invitational.

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential this past week?

“Doing what my coaches tell me and working hard in practice.”

What did you do well?

“I dropped my time down to 20:46.”

Favorite drink: Big Red

Favorite food: Mac and cheese

Favorite music genre: country

Favorite book: “The Martian”

Favorite class: Cadet teaching

Role model: Tirunesh Dibaba

Best advice?

“Work hard in the off season to stay in shape.”

If you could travel anywhere and why?

“Australia to see kangaroos and sights.”

Athletics goal (current or future)?

“Run in college and drop down under 20 minutes before end of the season.”

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at jmorey@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.