Pojoaque Elks Athlete Of The Week

by Staff Reporter / Sep 13, 2017 / comments

Pojoaque Elks Athlete Of The Week

The Valley Daily Post, in cooperation with Pojoaque Athletics and our sponsor, Henry Valencia Inc., is proud to presents the Pojoaque Elks Athlete of the Week.

This week the Pojoaque Valley High School Senior Avery Torres is the Henry Valencia Elks Athlete of the Week.

The Valley Daily Post supplied Torres with a questionnaire and here are his answers.

What do you hope to get out of running Cross Country? 

I have trained and run for Coach Allen Lockridge for five years, and in those years I have learned what hard work and dedication is.

What are your favorite subjects at school?

  My favorite subjects are math and science, specifically calculus and physics.

Who do you credit with your success in athletics or whom do you admire?

 My success in athletics is credited to my parents, as well as my coaches. Without either of their influences I would probably not be running cross country right now. They are the guiding presence that has helped me rise to a new level as an athlete, as well as a successful student who makes goals and reaches goals.

What do you want to do after high school? College? Where and what will you study?

 I plan to attend New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology to study astrophysics.

Coach Question-What makes this athlete stand out? 

     Coach Allen Lockridge responded to this question:
Avery Torres stands out for several reasons.
Number one, athleticism. Avery has been a varsity runner sinceeighth grade all the way into his senior year. He has run at the State championship every year. As an eighth grader, he ran varsity and helped secure a third place in the State Championship.
He has been one of mytop two runners all the time over the last two years.
In basketball, he was a starter last year and is likely to be a starter again.
Number two, is his character. Avery’s a leader. He leads by example and never falters. He steps it up academically and he also performs community service encouraging his teammates to do so also. He’s the kind of guy who goes out of his way to make everyone part of the team. He helps guide freshmen in getting oriented, and whether a sixth grader or a senior he makes sure you are welcome and know you belong.
He’s the kind of kid you like to be around and to have on your team. I’ve been fortunate to have kids like this over the years.

Congratulations Avery Torres, from Henry Valencia’s Dealerships and all of us at the Valley Daily Post for being named Elks Athlete of the Week.



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