Auburn Reporter honors the Ravens’ Elwell, Hill

  • Friday, May 24, 2019 11:30am
  • Sports
Noah Elwell and Alaya Hill. COURTESY PHOTOS

Noah Elwell and Alaya Hill. COURTESY PHOTOS

Auburn Riverside High School’s Noah Elwell, track and field, is the Auburn Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Engineering design/architecture.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Hiking and playing music.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: Coach Sumner and my parents.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: I always listen to music and go for a walk before I race to get myself focused.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue

From the Sideline

“Noah Elwell has had a tremendous four years at Auburn Riverside. Noah is the type of runner that coaches enjoy working with. He has a tremendous amount of determination and work ethic that has earned him his second trip to the state meet. He qualified for the state meet last weekend, finishing fourth with a PR in the 800, running 1:56.79.”

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Auburn Riverside High School’s Alaya Hill, track and field, is the Auburn Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: DECA because I have it for two periods, and I have lots of friends in both classes.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Between school, track and my job at IHOP, I don’t have any free time for hobbies.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: All of my friends in track helped me succeed by motivating me to go to practice and cheering me on at meets.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Before every meet I listen to upbeat music to get “in the zone.” It helps me get focused and stay positive.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: Any song by Xavier Weeks. I’m absolutely obsessed with him.

From the Sideline

“Alaya Hill has persevered all year long with a nagging injury. She was the NPSL high jump champion with a jump of 5-3. She also won West Central District with a jump of 5-2 in the pouring rain. She is excited to compete this week at state for the third straight year.”

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