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Zimmerman makes it 4-for-4

Ian Zimmerman

Name: Ian Zimmerman

School: Northern Bedford

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Cross country

Athlete of the week achievement: Zimmerman won his fourth District 5 individual cross country championship with a time of 16:10.

Season update: Zimmerman will be vying for the PIAA Class 1A championship at Hershey on Saturday. He was fifth last year.

Coach Wayne Sherlock’s quote: “Being a four-time champion is quite the accomplishment. He’s a hard-working and dedicated athlete and is always never satisfied with where he’s at and always wants to improve. The plan is to go to Hershey and run as fast as he can and see how things sort out.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Fabian

Favorite subject: Tech Education

Favorite movie: “Star Wars”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “Greatness” by Ty Brasel

Outside interests: Preaching at a youth service and blacksmithing

Favorite professional team: Tinman Elite

Pro athlete most admired: Andre Ward

Best athlete I ever competed against: Greencastle-Antrim’s Weber Long

Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Sherlock

Proudest athletic achievement: “My time at districts, because I was 1 second off the course record, and I didn’t know if I could run that fast on that course, because it’s a tough one.”

How I got my start in cross country: “I started running on my own to get in shape in sixth grade, and I heard on announcements about sign-ups and figured it was worth trying.”

Future goal: Run a sub 4-minute mile, preach and help lead people to Christ

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