Name: Nick Patton
Sport: Track and field
Athlete of the week achievement: Patton set a District 6 Class AA meet record in winning the 200-meter dash, won the 400 dash and was part of the winning 400 and 1,600 relays.
Season update: Patton will be competing in the 200 and 400 at states along with the two relays. His top times this season are 21.87 seconds in the 200 and 49.87 in the 400.
Coach Chris Shedd's quote: "We are happy Nick is back to full strength. He suffered a lot of little setbacks to injuries this season, and he's 100 percent for the first time. He's running strong right now at the right time.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Gruber
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Remember the Titans''
Favorite food: Buttered noodles
Favorite song: "Oh My'' by DJ Drama, featuring Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa & Roscoe Dash
Outside interests: Playing football
Favorite professional team: New York Yankees
Favorite college team: Notre Dame
Pro athlete most admired: Tyson Gay
Best athlete I ever played with: Larry Glace
Best athlete I ever competed against: Forest Hills' Luke Gallaher
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Tom and Gia
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the gold medal at states in the 200 and taking second in the 400 last season
How I got my start in track and field: "All of my friends were doing it in eigth grade, so I went out and stuck with it.''
Future goal: "I hope to run or play football in college.''