BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Winners in the swimming pool have patient discipline. Even swimmers on a team spend a lot of time with themselves in their head and in the water. Audrey Willoughby on the Liberty High swim team has the discipline it takes to be a winner.
"You just have to love it," Willoughby said at practice on Wednesday, "you have to go out every practice and give 110% because that is what's going to make you a better swimmer in competition."
But it wasn't always like that.
Audrey's hard work was on display last week - she put in for first place finishes for Liberty, they defeated Centennial and remain unbeaten in league.
While Audrey plans on winning league and eventually valley as a senior, she has plans beyond that. The valley prospect has just committed to swim collegiately in division one at Cal State Bakesfield.
"As a team we can now go root her on," Marc said of his star-swimmer's college proximity, "I am proud of her, no matter where she goes she is a benefit to that team."
Male Athlete of the Week: Evan Rabanal
Evan Rabanal won gold and silver for Frontier high school this weekend in front of hundreds at the Central Section Championships but this…
Ray Rice's domestic violence charges dismissed
NFL runningback Ray Rice entered a pretrial intervention program last year after pleading not guilty to third-degree aggravated assault.
NFL considering Super Bowl 2020 in L.A.
The idea of a Super Bowl being played in Los Angeles in 2020 was on the table during the NFL owners' meeting this week.
NFL votes to change point after touchdown
NFL owners met Tuesday and approved a measure to move the extra point from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line starting next season.