Athlete of the Week: Dante Lander, West Carrollton

Name: Dante Lander

School: West Carrollton

Sport: Track and Field

Class: 2018

Age: 17

Bet you didn’t know: I’ve needed glasses since third grade

Toughest opponent/why: Joshua Byars of Mason because I have been trying to beat him for two years

Favorite book: Bluford High Bully

Favorite movie: Monsters Inc

Favorite TV show: My Hero Academia

Favorite musical artist/song: Lil Uzi “Vert” and Play Boi “Carti”

Favorite pro athlete/why: LeBron James because he is inspirational

Favorite smell: New car

Favorite home cooked meal: Cheesesteak

Game day rituals: Listen to music

Words you live by: Never give up

Biggest influence/why: My uncle because he won state in 2002 in the high hurdles

I am most annoyed by: Being compared to my uncle

You can’t live without: Family

Most embarrassing moment: First time falling on hurdles

In 10 years, I’ll be: In Cali

Best thing about track and field: Competing with others

Worst thing about track and field: I get tired while doing it

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Banana pepper

Favorite junk food: Sour Patch Kids

Favorite school subject: Social Studies

Last DVD or video game I bought: Conan Exiles

When I’m bored, I like to: Check Twitter and Instagram

Worst habit: Closing an app then opening it up again right away by accident

On your bedroom walls: Posters and medals

Talent I’d most like to have: Juggling

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