Athlete of the Week: Taylor Felder, Miami Valley School

Name: Taylor Felder

School: Miami Valley School

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sports: Track and field, soccer, basketball

Claim to fame/honors: Xenia resident has been all-conference in soccer and track, all-area in soccer, and All-Ohio in track

Bet you didn’t know … I sing in my school’s a cappella group Ars Nova

Words you live by: Life isn’t perfect, but your outfit can be

Toughest opponent: Minster for track, Versailles for basketball and Catholic Central for soccer

Biggest influence: My brother

Match-day rituals: Listening to music

What’s on your bedroom walls: Pictures of friends and me

When I’m bored I like to … watch YouTube videos

Favorite movie: 10 Things I Hate About You

Person who would play you in a movie: Regina Hall

Favorite TV show: New Girl

Favorite musical artist: Rihanna

I can’t live without: Chipotle

I can live without: Homework

Event you’d like to attend: A Rihanna concert

Favorite book: The Paris Wife

Favorite home-cooked meal: Spaghetti

Favorite restaurant: Chipotle

Favorite smell: Fresh laundry right out of the dryer

Favorite cereal: Honey Bunches of Oats

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Bloomingdale’s

Vegetable you won’t eat: Beets

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Ariana Grande

Whose mind would you like to read? My dog, Hydie

Place where you’d love to travel? Santorini

Talent you’d like to have? Painting

Favorite school subject: Speech and debate

Favorite athlete: Allyson Felix

Favorite team: USA women’s track

Favorite Olympic sport: Track and field

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

Favorite sports moment: When my relay team qualified for state

Favorite junk food: Milkshakes

Best thing about track: Being a part of the relay teams

In 10 years, I hope to be … writing for a fashion magazine

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