Athlete of the Week Triad High School

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Name: Eli O'Brien

School: Triad High School

Grade: 9

Age: 15

Sports: Track and Cross Country

Claim to fame/honors: Division III District Champion

Words you live by: "If you are on time, you are 15 minutes late."

Toughest opponent: Noah Smith from WLS

Biggest influence: My dad

Game-day rituals: Running a couple laps around the track

What's on your bedroom walls: Medals from past races

When I'm bored I like to … Go biking

Favorite movie: Top Gun

Person who would play you in a movie: Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump

Favorite TV show: Burn Notice

Favorite musical artist: Green Day

Favorite book: The House of Dies Drear

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken and noodles

Favorite restaurant: Six Hundred Downtown, Bellefontaine

Whose mind would you like to read: Donald Trump's

Place where you'd love to travel: Hawaii

Talent you'd like to have: Being an expert fisherman

Favorite school subject: World Studies

Favorite athlete: Carlos Beltran

Favorite team: Houston Astros

Something in the world I'd like to change: World hunger

Favorite sports moment: Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead

Favorite junk food: Brownies

Best thing about your favorite sport: The amount of fun it allows you to have while competing

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