Girls athlete of the week: Jennifer Thompson, Sartell

Girls athlete of the week: Jennifer Thompson, Sartell

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Girls athlete of the week: Jennifer Thompson, Sartell

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* Year in school/sport: Junior on the girls’ swimming and diving team.

* Highlights: Thompson was a part of four first-place finishes at the Central Lakes Conference championships.

She won the 50-yard freestyle (25.11) and the 100 free (54.83) and was a part of the winning 200 medley relay (1:53.19) and 200 freestyle relay (1:41.29).

She was the only swimmer to be a part of four first-place finishes Saturday, head coach Dave Olson said.

* What has competing in athletics taught you? “To have good sportsmanship and good teamwork and to get along with others and work really hard, too. And, knowing that what you do at the beginning of something will help out at the end.”

* What’s your most memorable high school moment? “It probably would have been every moment at the end of state, two years ago when we won it and taking second last year.”

* What’s your pre-meet routine? “I usually say a prayer and then I just kind of loosen up and try to visualize what I need to do …. I get really nervous … I know I’m probably going to do well when I’m nervous.”

* What’s your most embarrassing high school moment? “I’m sure if I asked my teammates, they would say all sorts of things, but I can’t think of one at the moment.”

* Favorite food: Shrimp.

* Favorite movies: Taladega Nights, Step Brothers and Bridesmaids.

* Favorite TV show: The Office.

* Favorite Web site: The school’s web site.

* What are your post-high-school plans? She’s like to become a registered nurse and continue her swimming career in college.

* What’s next? Sartell is preparing for the Section 6A meet Nov. 7 and 9 in Alexandria.

Thompson made it to state in four events last year.

“After conference, I feel a lot more confident,” she said. “I’m sure I’m going to still be really nervous.”

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Girls athlete of the week: Jennifer Thompson, Sartell

Year in school/sport: Junior on the girls’ swimming and diving team.

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