Emily Vining, Iris Rodriguez, and Valeria Ponce, NDA’s Athletes of the Week!

We have three Athletes of the Week.  First up is varsity track and field athlete and sophomore Emily Vining.  At the Dayton Roosevelt track meet, Emily Vining ran the 2000-meter steeplechase. In the winning the event by a wide margin, Emily set a new NDA school record.  According to Head Varsity Track & Field Coach Ray Strassner:  “Emily is willing to run in whatever events the team needs her.  Whether it be a race from the 400m to the 1600m, the relays, or the 300 hurdles.  She is an extremely hard worker and a very coachable athlete.”

Next up is track and field athlete and junior Iris Rodriguez.  In her first year in the pole vault, Iris successfully cleared the height of 8 feet and gave the team some valuable points at the Dayton meet.  This is a huge accomplishment for an athlete new to the sport of pole vaulting.  According to Head Varsity Track & Field Coach Ray Strassner:  “Iris is very coachable, and strives to succeed.  We love having her as a member of our track & field team.”

Next up is Novice rower and freshman Valeria Ponce.  Valeria rows in the Novice 8 and 4 boats and she leads by example by staying focused and working hard during practice.  According to Rowing Coach Emily Mills: “”Valeria has a good, positive attitude and makes an effort to push herself to be better every practice.”

Congratulations to Emily Vining, Iris Rodriguez, and Valeria Ponce, this week’s Athletes of the Week!