Athlete of the Week: Jade Fry (Updated)



(for week ending Sept. 24, 2017)

Jade Fry

School: Lake-Lehman

Year: Senior

Sport/position: Cross country

Family: Chris, dad; Pam, mom; Tristan, brother.

Last week: Fry has placed first in every Wyoming Valley Conference meet this season. In the Sept. 20 meet, Fry placed first individually, completing her home, 3.1-mile course in 20:53 to help Lake-Lehman win a battle of unbeatens from Holy Redeemer, 23-34, while also beating Hanover Area, 21-39, and Meyers, 15-50.

What she says: “The season is going really well so far. Last year, I had to take a whole month off because of a hip injury. So far this season, I’ve been lucky enough to place first in all of the league meets and, in addition, I have medaled at the Cliff Robbins Invitational and, for the first time ever, at the Kutztown Invitational. My team and everyone involved are very supportive of everything I do. … I like to be a positive role model for the younger team members and encourage them.”

Coach says: “It is a pleasure to coach Jade. She is now a senior, but I’ve known her since seventh grade. She has performed well since junior high and has really taken it to the next level. I believe that her talent, work ethic and attention to detail will make her one of the best at districts this year. Jade was expecting a season like this last year before her injury, and now she has paid her dues. She has focused a lot on her diet and weight training.” — Lake-Lehman Head Coach John Sobocinski

Cake or cookies: Cookies

Cake or pie: Pie

Favorite type of candy: Peanut M&Ms

Favorite healthy snack choice: Coconut chips

Favorite color: Blue

When did you start cross country: Seventh grade

Favorite cartoon: Spongebob

Favorite sports team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite movie: Hacksaw Ridge

Is a hot dog a sandwich: No

Trapped on a desert island one thing you would bring: Water

Favorite subject in school: Anatomy

Favorite food: Pancakes

Favorite Athlete: Aaron Rodgers

Outside hobbies: Hiking

Favorite season: Fall

A place you’d like to visit: Amsterdam

What’s your dream job: Physician’s assistant

Future goals: To run in college and major in biology.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Revised/updated October 7, 2017.