Athletes of the Week


Aleck Lopez // Hauser senior track athlete

Lopez broke a 46-year-old school record in winning the Mid-Hoosier Conference long jump title with a leap of 21 feet, 9 inches. He also won the 100 meters (11.12 seconds) and 400 (52.41) and anchored the winning 4×400 relay team in a school-record 3:39.82.

His performance last week: “I definitely felt pretty healthy, compared to the other meets. I didn’t have shin splints or anything. I felt pretty good.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I just listen to music.”

Favorite drink: “Water or Dr. Pepper”

Favorite food: “Pizza”

Favorite class: “History”

Favorite sports team: “Manchester United”

Favorite athlete: “Cristiano Ronaldo”

Role model: “Cristiano Ronaldo”

Best advice: “My mom tells me to keep on trying and do my best in everything.”

Athletics goal: “I just want to get stronger and better at what I’m doing.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Probably Hawaii, just because it’s beautiful there from the pictures I’ve seen, and I like the beach a lot.”


Kathryn Wilson // Columbus North sophomore tennis player

Kathryn Wilson

Wilson won her No. 2 singles match against top-ranked Carmel 6-1, 6-3, then won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles against Terre Haute North and 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles against Jeffersonville, helping the Bull Dogs to victories in the final two matches.

Her performance last week: “I think I played really hard and tried my best.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “Me and (sister and No. 1 singles player) Ashlie (Wilson) normally warm up together, and usually during the day, I try to mentally prepare myself and get myself ready for the match.”

Favorite drink: “Lemonade.”

Favorite food: “Sushi”

Favorite class: “Math”

Favorite sports team: “Purdue basketball”

Favorite athlete: “Novak Djokovic”

Role model: “My sister (Ashlie Wilson)”

Best advice: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.’”

Athletics goal: “To play tennis in college.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Hawaii, because I really like the ocean and warm weather.”