Future looks bright at NBC
Name: Ian Zimmerman
School: Northern Bedford County
Sport: Cross country
Athlete of the week achievement: Zimmerman bested a field of 157 runners to win the Altoona Mountain Lion Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. He finished in a time of 16:37.29.
Season update: Zimmerman won a quad meet with Richland, Forest Hills and Windber and also finished second in the Interstate meet in Clear Spring, Md.
Coach Wayne Sherlock’s quote: “Ian’s a very hard-working, humble young man. He’s very coachable who tries to be the best he can be. I believe he really is just starting to tap his potential.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Gable
Favorite subject: Phys. ed.
Favorite movie: “Star Wars”
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite artist: Sam Cooke
Outside interests: Drawing, climbing
Favorite professional team: No preference
Favorite college team: No preference
Athlete most admired: Teammate Ian Sherlock
Best athlete I ever competed against: Southern Huntingdon’s Andy Stanley
Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Sherlock
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 5 mile in track and winning the Altoona Mountain Lion Cross Country Invitational
How I got my start in cross country: “Back in the summer of sixth grade, I started running to get in shape. My friend and I heard about signing up for cross country, and we were like, ‘let’s do it.”
Future goal: “To live a godly life, and it would be cool to go to the Olympics.”