D6 Athlete of the Week - Sylas Chambers
"Sylas was an integral part of Frontier Academy winning the 3A State Cross Country Championship this past season. At the State meet, he placed 8th overall to earn All State Honors. Sylas is a leader both on the team and in the classroom. He also is a key member of our Athlete Summit group. His leadership has been influential to the success of the cross country program." - Brett Shanklin, Athletic Director
Student Name: Sylas Chambers
School: Frontier Academy
Grade Level: Junior
Sport(s): Cross Country and Track & Field
Stats: Placed 8th at the State Meet and 8th at Regionals in the 2019 cross country season. 5K PR of 16:51, 2 mile PR of 10:24, and a mile PR of 4:49.
What are some of your most memorable athletic accomplishments?
This 2019 cross country state meet was my most memorable accomplishment. I felt super good, and finished 8th for the 3A race and finished first for my team. We also won as a team which meant so much to us.
What are your goals for this upcoming season?
In track, I want to qualify for the mile and podium, and also win state as a 4x800 team.
What is one lesson you have learned from playing high school sports?
I have learned a lot about myself and growing personally. Also, teamwork is one of the most important aspects to a team. The better the teamwork is, the better the team competes, and most importantly, the more fun it becomes.
What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?
I like to keep my options open, but I would love to study Film and Media Arts in the future.
What is on your Pre-Race Music Playlist?
It has got to have some stuff from Colony House, some "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from Mulan, maybe "Shallow" by Lady Gaga, and finish it off with a bit of Kanye West's new album.
What is your go-to Pre-Race Food?
Though I wish I could say Lucky Charms, I would have to say peanut butter toast.
Last show you binge-watched on Netflix?
I watched Riverdale's 3 seasons in less than a month over the summer.