Athlete of the Week: Madie Denman, Chaminade Julienne High School

Name: Madie Denman

School: Chaminade Julienne

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sport: Cross-country

Claim to fame/honors: Kettering resident is three-year varsity runner, team captain

Bet you didn’t know … I’ve lived in eight states

Words you live by: “Every day is another chance to do something great.” — Emma Paul

Toughest opponent: Alter

Biggest influence: My parents

Match-day rituals: Listening to music on the bus

What’s on your bedroom walls? Pictures of my family and pets and postcards

When I’m bored I like to … read

Favorite movie: 50 first dates

Person who would play you in a movie: Blake Lively

Favorite TV show: Bob’s Burgers

Favorite musical artist: Cage The Elephant

I can’t live without: Chapstick

I can live without: Meat

Event you’d like to attend: Kentucky Derby

Favorite book: The Alchemist

Favorite home-cooked meal: Mom’s mac and cheese

Favorite restaurant: Denver Biscuit Company

Favorite smell: Lavender

Favorite cereal: Cap’n Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Anthropologie

Vegetable you won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Shay Mitchell

Whose mind would you like to read? Neil Degrasse Tyson

Place where you’d love to travel? Cuba

Talent you’d like to have? Play the piano

Favorite school subject: AP psychology

Favorite athlete: Russell Wilson

Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks

Favorite Olympic sport: Gymnastics

Something in the world I’d like to change: Treatment of animals

Favorite sports moment: Running my best time at districts

Favorite junk food: Wendy’s frosty and fries

Best thing about cross-country: Sprinting through the finish

In 10 years, I hope to be … an environmental lawyer

Nominate an Athlete of the Week: Send an email to freelance writer Dave Lamb at Please include the athlete’s name, school, sport and a phone number or email address where we can reach that athlete. Please include Athlete of the Week in the subject line.

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