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Athlete of the Week

D'Arcy Motors Athlete of the Week: Christian Knowlton, Plainfield South

Christian Knowlton, Plainfield South, junior, boys cross country runner

Christian Knowlton
Christian Knowlton

Why Knowlton was selected:

He won his initial varsity invitational in last Saturday's Joliet Central Invite at Channahon Community Park. Knowlton finished just ahead of last year's 10th-place finisher in Class 3A, York's Sean MacGregor, and that helped the Cougars to a 40-42 victory over the perennially-strong Dukes for the title of the 13-team event.

Herald-News sports writer Curt Herron talked with Knowlton.

Herron: What do you like the most about your sport?

Knowlton: I like to be able to go running and not worry about anything else. And I just like racing against people.

Herron: What do you like the most about your team?

Knowlton: Everybody is really easy to get along with and we're all really good friends and hang out with each other.

Herron: What do you like the most about Plainfield South?

Knowlton: It's a big school so there's a lot of people to meet.

Herron: What class do you like the most and what do you hope to do in your future?

Knowlton: Forensics. And I'd like to go into forensic pathology.

Herron: Your favorite athlete?

Knowlton: Matthew Centrowitz.

Herron: Your favorite sports teams?

Knowlton: My favorite college team is the Oregon Ducks and my favorite football team is the Minnesota Vikings. I also like the White Sox and the Blackhawks.

Herron: Do you have any pets?

Knowlton: I have two terriers, a pug and a cat.

Herron: Your favorite foods and place to eat?

Knowlton: I like steak and fruit salad and my favorite restaurant is Outback.

Herron: Your favorite movie?

Knowlton: Boyz in the Hood.

Herron: Your favorite type of music and artist?

Knowlton: I like pretty much anything and my favorite artist is Logic.

Herron: What do you like to do in your free time?

Knowlton: Play Madden on PS4.

Herron: Where would you'd like to visit?

Knowlton: I really want to go to New York City.

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