Athlete of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Jamari McDavid

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Jamari McDavid

Name: Jamari McDavid

School: Kenton Ridge High School

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Sports: Basketball and Track

Claim to fame/honors: State champion in long jump 2013, competed and got in at least top 8 at the State competition for three consecutive years in track, Homecoming queen, made it to Regional finals 2013, District champs 2013 and 2014, District qualify in 2015

Words you live by: "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."

Toughest opponent: Tipp City

Biggest influence: My mother

Game-day rituals: Pray before every game

What's on your bedroom walls: Pictures of myself, medals

When I'm bored I like to … Read, workout, talk on the phone with friends

Favorite movie: The Lorax

Person who would play you in a movie: Gabrielle Union

Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy

Favorite musical artist: Beyonce and Lauryn Hill

Favorite book: Kendra by Coe Booth

Favorite home-cooked meal: Stuffed peppers

Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

Whose mind would you like to read: My mom's

Place where you'd love to travel: Australia

Talent you'd like to have: Photographic memory

Favorite school subject: Science

Favorite athlete: Lolo Jones

Favorite team: Team U.S.A. Track and Field

Something in the world I'd like to change: Poverty rate

Favorite sports moment: Winning State in long jump

Favorite junk food: Oatmeal cream pie

Best thing about your favorite sport: The last 100 meters of the 400md when everyone is tied and you push yourself and battle for first place.

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