Athlete of the week


Katrina May, Columbus North junior gymnast

May overcame a case of the flu to score a 37.7 to win the all-around championship and lead the Bull Dogs to the Columbus East Regional title. She also won the beam with a 9.2 and finished third on the bars (9.525), fourth on the floor (9.55) and eighth on the vault (9.425).

Her performance last week:

“I think I did really well, considering the circumstances. It was not my best meet, but it was a good meet.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“All of the girls and I go to Panera before a meet to get a bagel. That’s kind of a tradition.”

Favorite drink:

“I drink coffee in the morning.”

Favorite food:

“I have to treat myself to some ice cream once in a while.”

Favorite music group:

“Taylor Swift”

Favorite book:

“The Divergent Series”

Favorite class:


Role model:

“My mom (Angie May).”

Best advice:

“Don’t let anything bring you down, because in gymnastics, you’re always going to have mistakes and mess-ups. You’re never going to have a perfect meet, so just keep on working at it.”

Athletics goal:

“Win state this year.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“I’d like to go to Paris to try all the foods and see the Eiffel Tower.”