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Athlete Spotlight

Posted: February 8, 2012 - 12:17am  |  Updated: February 15, 2012 - 10:07am
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Sydney Wilson

SPORT: Track

POSITION: Long jump

AGE: 17

GRADE: 12th

SCHOOL: North Augusta High

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TRACK? To stay in shape

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN TRACK? Long distance running

STANDOUT MOMENT: I can run a mile in 8 minutes.

STRENGTHS: My long legs for jumping

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: Go to state

WORST INJURY: Bruises

TRAINING ROUTINE: Running, drinking water, eating healthier and going to the gym

OTHER SPORTS: Volleyball, swimming, gymnastics

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Brian Urlacher

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It keeps you physically fit and it’s a good learning experience for your social skills.

 

Baylen Gaillard

SPORT: Basketball

POSITION: Guard

AGE: 15

GRADE: Ninth

SCHOOL: Victory Christian

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BASKETBALL? My brother played basketball and he was good at it, so I wanted to do it.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN BASKETBALL? Shooting the ball from half court

STANDOUT MOMENT: I scored seven points in a game this season.

STRENGTHS: Layups

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: At least score 15 points in a game

WORST INJURY: None

TRAINING ROUTINE: Running, stretching and working out

OTHER SPORTS: None

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Tim Tebow

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It helps you stay in shape.

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