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Steven O’Neal, Columbus East senior football player

O’Neal ran for 193 yards and two touchdowns Friday to lead the Olympians to a 28-21 win against Columbus North.

His performance last week:

“I was very happy with my performance last week. I just went out and did what I could.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“Just listen to music.”

Favorite drink:

“Gatorade”

Favorite food:

“Sloppy Joes”

Favorite music group:

“I listen to a lot of rap.”

Favorite book:

“To Kill a Mockingbird”

Favorite class:

“Weights”

Role model:

“My parents (Dennis and Shannon O’Neal).”

Best advice:

“Play the next play.”

Athletics goal:

“Win every game we’re in.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Hawaii, because I like the beach, and I heard it’s really nice there.”

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Rachel Brougher, Columbus North junior cross-country runner

Brougher won the Conference Indiana girls race in 18 minutes, 42.7 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) to lead the Bull Dogs to the team title.

Her performance last week:

“I was really happy with it. It’s always exciting to run on LaVern (Gibson Championship Cross Country Course), and out team did really well, and that’s a great thing.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“I think about what I want to do, and I try to relax and do my best.”

Favorite drink:

“Horizon chocolate milk”

Favorite food:

“Watermelon”

Favorite music group:

“21 Pilots”

Favorite book:

“The Maze Runner”

Favorite class:

“Draw and Paint”

Role model:

“My big sister (Rebecca, a senior rower at Indiana University).”

Best advice:

“Work an hard as you can and remember that everyone else is going through the same thing, and if you push yourself as hard as you can, then you’ll do what you want to accomplish in the end.”

Athletics goal:

“To keep getting faster and getting my personal-best time.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Probably Ecuador. It’s really pretty there. My brother (Andrew) has been on mission trips there, and it’s really nice.”