Athlete of the Week: Casey Murphy, Bellbrook

Name: Casey Murphy

School: Bellbrook High School

Sport: Cross-country and track and field

Class: Senior

Age: 18

Claim to fame: Having a personal record of 16.8 in 100 hurdles

Bet you didn’t know: I’m 5 feet tall and the tallest girl in my family

Toughest Opponent: Abby Eifert — she three-steps 100m hurdles and we have close race times.

Favorite movie: Big Hero 6

Favorite tv show: The Office

Favorite musical artist: The Lumineers

Favorite pro athlete: Lolo Jones because she ran a 12.43 sec. 100m hurdle race at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Favorite home-cooked meal: My mom’s chicken and rice

Person who would play me in a movie: Emily Bunsold

Words to live by: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” — Romans 12:2

Biggest influence: Coach Barnes because he was the state champion in 110 hurdles in Montana.

Can’t live without: Smoothies

Best thing about track: Ice baths

Worst thing about track: Ice baths

Favorite junk food: Chocolate covered strawberries

Pherson whose brain I’d love to pick: Jesse Owens

When I’m bored I like to: Lay in my Eno

Talent I’d most like to have: Sounding like Morgan Freeman

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