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D6 Athlete of the Week - Eduardo Magana Orantes

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Student Name: Eduardo Magana OrantesD6 Athlete of the Week Eduardo Magana Orantes 2023

School: Greeley West High School

Grade: Senior

Sport(s): Track & Field

Position(s): 110m and 300m Hurdles

Stats: 300m Hurdles - 45.58

Tell us about your greatest athletic achievement to date:

"Placing at the league meet my first year with the 4x100 team."


What are your goals for this season? 

"3 step in the 110 hurdles and run a sub 16-second race. Run a sub 43 for the 300 hurdles."


How do athletics make you a better student?

"They help me manage my time more wisely and it helps keep me on track."


What mental tool do you use when you're under pressure?

"I always take deep breaths and remind myself that I am confident, and I have practiced for this. And I've done this well in practice."


What is the best part about competing? 

"The thrill of competing and having fun, and doing my best."


What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?

"I plan to go to CU Boulder in the fall to study aerospace engineering."


What advice do you have for younger athletes who want to join your sport?

"Just go for it. Track is a hard sport, and, with enough dedication and will, you will become good at it."


What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?

"I don't listen to music. I prefer to not have anything in order to concentrate better."


What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?

"A granola bar."