Athlete of the Week: JaLynne Smith, Meadowdale

Name: JaLynne Smith

School: Meadowdale

Grade: 2018 graduate

Age: 18

Sports: Track, softball, basketball, volleyball

Claim to fame/honors: Captain last two years; 4-year varsity track and softball; 3-year for volleyball and basketball

Bet you didn’t know … I could cook too

Words you live by: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

Toughest opponent: Myself; I get in my head a lot

Biggest influence: My mom; she always pushes me when I get down on myself; she’s always there

Meet-day rituals: I always pray before I run or before a game; I eat something blue

What’s on your bedroom walls: Trophies and medals and posters I’ve made in art class

When I’m bored I like to … eat

Favorite movie: Any scary movie

Person who would play you in a movie: Zendaya

Favorite TV show: The Walking Dead

Favorite musical genre: R&B and old school

I can’t live without: Food

I can live without: TV

Event you’d like to attend: The Summer Olympics

Favorite book: Thirteen Reasons Why

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken pot pie

Favorite restaurant: IHOP

Favorite smell: Temptation fragrance from Victoria Secret

Favorite cereal: Honey Smacks or Waffle Crisp

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Victoria Secret or Forever 21

Vegetable you won’t eat: Spinach

I’d love to trade places for a day with … I won’t trade places with anyone for a day because you never know the truth behind their life and I think I have a good life as is

Whose mind would you like to read? LeBron James before his game

Place where you’d love to travel? Bahamas

Talent you’d like to have? I wish I could dance, but I can’t dance

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: 400 m hurdles Dalilah Muhammad

Favorite team: U.S. women’s track team

Favorite Olympic sport: Track

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

Favorite sports moment: Freshman year went to state

Favorite junk food: Any blue candy

Best thing about track: The adrenaline you get when you run against people, the competiveness

In 10 years, I hope to be … a dietician or a kinesiologist

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