Athlete of the Week: Imani Wortham, Chaminade Julienne High School

Name: Imani Wortham

School: Chaminade Julienne

Grade: Sophomore

Age: 16

Sport: Track and field

Claim to fame/honors: Competes in 100, 200, 4x100 relay and 4x400; state qualifier in 4x100 relay; runs summer track with Dayton Wolverines

Bet you didn’t know … I’m a twin

Words you live by: Never be afraid to try something new

Toughest opponent: Myself because I try to make myself better

Biggest influence: Allyson Felix

Meet-day rituals: I try to eat oatmeal and bananas in the morning, listen to music

What’s on your bedroom walls? Running medals, Bible verses, track record times, a picture I drew in art class

When I’m bored I like to … sleep

Favorite movie: Love & Basketball

Person who would play you in a movie: Gabrielle Union

Favorite TV show: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Favorite musical artist: Saz

I can’t live without: Food

I can live without: Phone

Event you’d like to attend: Track events at the Olympics

Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite home-cooked meal: Mexican lasagna

Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite smell: New pair of shoes

Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

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

Vegetable you won’t eat: Carrots

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Allyson Felix

Whose mind would you like to read? Usain Bolt

Place where you’d love to travel? Bahamas

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Science

Favorite athlete: Allyson Felix

Favorite team: U.S. track

Favorite Olympic sport: Track

Something in the world I’d like to change: Violence

Favorite sports moment: Qualifying for state in the relay

Favorite junk food: Ice cream

Best thing about track: The adrenaline it gives you when the gun goes off

In 10 years, I hope to be … still in medical school

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