Posted 3:17 PM 10/25/2011 : Vanguard runner is Athlete of the Week
Jessy Sweet of the Vanguard School is this week's Loaf ‘N Jug Gatorade Athlete of the Week.
The 16-year old junior is one of the top cross country runners in the area. She just took first place at last week's 2A region two championships.
And Jessy says she didn't used to like running until a couple years ago when her friend encouraged her to join the cross-country team. Now, running is a big part of her life.
"Just the strength it gives you mentally," said Jessy. "It's a lot of mental. Pretty much, it's all mental. There's a little bit of natural ability to it. I like my companionship on the team."
Jessy is also an excellent student. She has a 3.83 GPA at Vanguard's rigorous college prep system. She is also an avid photographer and hopes to someday pursue a career in that field.