Name: Ian O’Shea
Sport: Track and field
Athlete of the week achievement: O’Shea won the 100 dash, 300 hurdles and was part of two winning relays in helping the Bellwood-Antis boys win the AA team title at the West Central Coaches Meet. He was also named the AA boys’ most valuable performer. He also had two firsts and two seconds in Bellwood’s victory at the Bellwood-Antis Invitational.
Season update: O’Shea has the top time in the area in the 300 hurdles in 41.02 seconds.
Coach Nick Lovrich’s quote: “He’s such a hard worker, and you always like to see the hard workers do well. He had a great week running. He’s come on really strong. To come away with four first places at the West Central meet is a great accomplishment.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Schreier
Favorite subject: Science
Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption.”
Favorite food: Steak and potatoes
Favorite song: “Good Riddance (Time of your Life)” by Green Day
Outside interests: Fishing and working out
Favorite professional team: Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Heath Miller
Best athlete I ever played with: Seth Worthing
Best athlete I ever competed against: Nick Patton of Tyrone
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, and Coach Lovrich
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts in football
How I got my start in track and field: “I stopped playing baseball in ninth grade and went out for track.”
Future goal: Go to college, play football and hopefully someday be a science teacher and a football coach.