Athlete of the Week: Sammy Watson

Athlete of the Week: Sammy Watson

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Athlete of the Week: Sammy Watson

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Name: Sammy Watson.

School: Rush-Henrietta.

Class/age: Junior/16.

Sport/events: Indoor track/Sprints.

Family: Parents, Sharon Outler of Henrietta and Cletus Watson of Chicago; sister, Chelsea, 24; brother, Nick, 22; sister, Ceara,18; brother, Gabe, 11.

Academics: 92 average.

Sammy Watson

Sammy Watson

Last week: Won the girls 600-meter race at the New Balance Games in New York City in a meet-record time of 1 minute, 32.25 seconds. She also won the 300 about 30 minutes earlier, in 39.34 seconds — the fourth-fastest performance on Athletic.net‘s national leaderboard.

About me: Also has run the fastest indoor 400 and 600 races this winter. … IAAF World Youth outdoor 800 champion. … 2015 state Gatorade Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year. … Shares or owns six Section V Indoor Track records. … Ceara, a freshman sprinter at University of Arkansas is at the top of her list of role models. … Plays viola in the Rush-Henrietta symphony orchestra. … … Favorite meal: Macaroni and cheese. … Ajee’ Wilson and Allyson Felix are her favorite athletes. … Enjoys doodling/drawing and trying to solve her Rubik’s Cube.

Rush-Henrietta's Sammy Watson runs in the 600 meters during an indoor track meet at The College at Brockport on Jan. 16, 2016.

Rush-Henrietta’s Sammy Watson runs in the 600 meters during an indoor track meet at The College at Brockport on Jan. 16, 2016.

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