Athlete of the Week: Amari Spears, Northmont

Name: Amari Spears

School: Northmont

Grade: Senior

Age: 18

Sports: Track and field, football

Claim to fame/honors: Four-year varsity performer competes in 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays, open 200 and long jump; all-conference special mention in 4x200; played receiver and running back senior football season

Bet you didn’t know … I’m dyslexic

Words you live by: Hard work wins in the end

Toughest opponent: Centerville, especially in football

Biggest influence: My dad because he’s always been my coach through my whole career and always been there; he helped me learn football and has pushed me in track too

Meet-day rituals: I wear the same socks every meet

What’s on your bedroom walls: My trophies and medals from all the sports I’ve played

When I’m bored I like to … play video games

Favorite movie: Interstellar

Person who would play you in a movie: Will Smith

Favorite TV show: That 70s Show

Favorite musical artist: J. Cole

I can’t live without: My car

I can live without: My phone

Event you’d like to attend: Coachella

Favorite book: Maze Runner

Favorite home-cooked meal: Macaroni and cheese

Favorite restaurant: Chick-fil-A

Favorite smell: Vanilla

Favorite cereal: Frosted Flakes

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: H&M

Vegetable you won’t eat: Brussels sprout

I’d love to trade places for a day with … the President so I could make some changes

Whose mind would you like to read? My girlfriend

Place where you’d love to travel? Spain

Talent you’d like to have? Able to sing

Favorite school subject: Science

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite team: Cowboys

Favorite Olympic sport: 200-meter run

Something in the world I’d like to change: World hunger; I wouldn’t let people be hungry anymore

Favorite sports moment: My senior year when we beat Centerville in football

Favorite junk food: Cheez-its

Best thing about track: It keeps me in shape; gives me a reason to run

In 10 years, I hope to be … successful

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