Athlete of the Week: Hannah Cordes & Jamar Thompkins

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Seniors Hannah Cordes and Jamar Thompkins are Athletes of the Week after leading their teams to sweet victory.

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Seniors Hannah Cordes and Jamar Thompkins are Athletes of the Week after leading their teams to sweet victory.

Seniors Hannah Cordes and Jamar Thompkins are this week’s Athletes of the Week for their outstanding achievements in their sports. Cordes was essential in helping the girls’ swim team beat Hialeah Gardens and Cutler Bay by placing second in the 500-meter freestyle event, and securing a win in the 200-meter event. On the other hand, Thompkins proved to be a key component in guaranteeing the Cavalier Nation their 36-6 win against Killian by running 116 yards, and scoring a total of three touchdowns.

Hannah Cordes:

Q: What is your name?

A: My name is Hannah Cordes.

Q: What events do you swim?

A: I swim the 200 IM and the 500 freestyle.

Q: How long have you been swimming competitively?

A: I’ve been swimming for about eight years.

Q: Why did you start swimming competitively?

A: I used to play soccer, and then one day my mom was like, “Oh, you should try swimming,” because she swam growing up. So I tried it and I ended up falling in love with swimming.

Q: What are your goals for this season?

A: I hope to make States and hopefully I’ll make finals at States, which would be pretty cool because I’d be the top eight in our class.

Q: Do you plan on continuing your swimming career throughout college?

A: Yeah, I hope to commit soon, but I haven’t decided where. Maybe by the end of the season I’ll know.

Q: When you’re not swimming, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A: I really like being in the water in general, so I’ll go out on the boat, I’ll go wake boarding, or just hang out at the beach or something.

 

Jamar Thompkins:

Q: What is your name?

A: Jamar Thompkins.

Q: What is your position and jersey number?

A: Running back and No. 19.

Q: How long have you been playing football?

A: Since the age of five.

Q: Why did you start playing football?

A: It’s a family tradition.

Q: Do you plan on continuing your football career through college?

A: Yes.

Q: How does it feel to be athlete of the week?

A: It feels great; it’s an honor.

Q: What are your thoughts on your performance last game?

A: Last game we just stepped up, I helped my team up, and we played a good game.

Q: If you could’ve done one thing differently in the game last week, what would it have been?

A: Score more.

Q: When you’re not on the field, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A: Hanging with my teammates and just listening to music.

We wish these Cavaliers the best of luck during the remainder of their seasons, and can’t wait to see more of them, whether it’s in the pool or on the field. Make sure to catch Jamar at his next game Sept. 30 at Curtis Park, against our longtime rival Miami High, and Hannah at the swim meet on Sept. 28 at Ransom.

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