Name: Derek Nothstein
Sport: Track and field
Athlete of the week achievement: Won the javelin with a 188-0 mark against Philipsburg-Osceola, and also won at the Jack Roddick/Shippensburg University High Track and Field Invitational with a 185-1. His throw was the second best throw at the invitational out of both Class AAA and AA schools. It was 27 feet better than the second-place finisher at the AA level.
Season update: In nine meets, Nothstein has won the javelin in all nine matchups. In two weekend invitationals, he also won the javelin in those competitions as well.
Coach Brian Allison's quote: "He is a very focused athlete on what he needs to do and does not get distracted. He works constantly at practice on his technique and getting better. Even out of practice, he finds instruction and practices at home to improve himself. He's a good kid who listens well and is very respectful."
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Claar
Favorite subject: Business Information Technology 12.
Favorite movie: "Step Brothers"
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite song: Heavy metal
Outside interests: Playing video games and weightlifting
Favorite professional team: Washington Redskins
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Deion Sanders
Best athlete I ever played with: Lucas Runk
Best athlete I ever competed against: Lancaster Catholic's Kyle Smith
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Bryce Nothstein
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 championship in football as a sophomore.
How I got my start in track and field: My dad got me into it when I was in eighth grade.
Future goal: Attend college and major in Information Technology, get a degree, get a job and get married.