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Athlete of the Week: Gabe Warren, Butler

Gabe Warren
Gabe Warren

Name: Gabe Warren

School: Vandalia Butler

Grade: Senior

Age: 18

Sports: Cross country, track

Claim to fame/honors: State qualifier with 4x800 relay team in track; 4-year varsity for track and cross country; ran 1:59 for 800 relay split; 9:46 for 3200; 5000 meter 16:09; will run track and cross country at Xavier and will major in economics; carries 4.4 grade-point average; vice president of National Honor Society; president of Latin Club.

Bet you didn’t know … I’m color blind

Words you live by: We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit

Toughest opponent: Lucas Houk at Wayne

Biggest influence: My dad because he sets a great example of how I should love my family, love my church and love God

Meet-day rituals: Eat three eggs in the morning; always crack jokes with my teammate Adam Gunckel at the starting line

What’s on your bedroom walls: Running medals, race bibs, poster of Steve Prefontaine

When I’m bored I like to … read or play basketball

Favorite movie: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Person who would play you in a movie: Michael B. Jordan

Favorite TV show: White Collar

Favorite musical artist: Old Dominion

I can’t live without: My mom

I can live without: Vegetables

Event you’d like to attend: Summer Olympics

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby

Favorite home-cooked meal: Italian chicken, mashed potatoes, bread and corn

Favorite restaurant: Subway

Favorite smell: Strawberry

Favorite cereal: Cookie Crisps

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: All of the above

I’d love to trade places for a day with … LeBron James

Whose mind would you like to read? My best friend, Michael Kreill

Place where you’d love to travel? Hawaii

Talent you’d like to have? Play the piano

Favorite school subject: Latin or economics

Favorite athlete: Tim Tebow

Favorite team: Ohio State football

Favorite Olympic sport: Track and field

Something in the world I’d like to change: Clean water

Favorite sports moment: Qualifying for state in the 4x800

Favorite junk food: Reese’s Cups

Best thing about cross country: You get out what you put in; there’s no excuses; it’s always all on you to be the best you can be

In 10 years, I hope to be … a successful lawyer