Athletes of the week for Feb. 4


Noah Bullard, Seymour swimming, senior

Accomplishments this past week: won at the Hoosier Hills Conference in the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:05.68 and placed second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.43.

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential this past week?

“Conference is our preview for sectionals. So I’m swimming a bit tired right now, but I prepare for championship season by spending extra time on my technique and putting in more work on my starts and turns. A lot of the actual speed training we do is already done, so you have to rest up and work on the little things.”

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What did you do well?

“I always come out strong in the butterfly portion of the 200 IM because I know my backstroke splits aren’t as fast. I’d say that’s definitely the best part of my race.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“In swimming, consistency is key. So I approach every meet the same way from a dietary standpoint. Carbs the night before, a banana and some Gatorade for breakfast that morning. As far as practice goes, we spend a bit more time working out starts and turns.”

Favorite drink: Sassafras tea

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite band: Van Halen

Favorite book: “The Pacific”

Favorite class: Speech

Role model: Joe Baker

Best advice?

“The day we define ourselves by the way other people look at us is the day we lose our ability to achieve our goals.”

If you could travel anywhere and why:

“I would travel to New Zealand. I think it’s a beautiful place.”

Athletics goal (current or future)?

“This year my biggest goal is to compete in the state competition later in the month. I plan on continuing my swimming career at Ball State, and my goal there is to qualify for NCAA Championships.”

Carson Lambring, Brownstown Central basketball, junior

Accomplishments this past week: Helped lead the Braves to three wins last week, two in Mid-Southern Conference play. Scored a career-high 24 points against Corydon Central, 15 against Charlestown and 13 versus Austin.

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential this past week?

“I go my hardest every day and I play for my team. Even though I’m not a captain of this team, it’s my responsibility as a point guard to get us in a set every position.”

What did you do well?

“My shots have really been falling for me this past few weeks, and that’s something I have worked on since last season was my shooting.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“I don’t do anything special to prepare. I just come out and do everything I can to get a win.”

Favorite drink: Gatorade

Favorite food: Baked potato

Favorite music genre: Country

Favorite class: Animal science

Role models: Older brother and sister

Best advice?

“Be the best you can be everyday.”

If you could travel anywhere and why?

“If I could go anywhere it would probably be the Rocky Mountains because I have always wanted to go there.”

Athletics goal (current or future)?

“To play college basketball.”

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