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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: 20 Questions with Hermiston’s Ebony Wilson

East Oregonian

Published on May 18, 2017 8:43PM

Last changed on May 18, 2017 9:51PM

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Ebony Wilson, of Hermiston, won her heat in the 100-meter dash at the Buck Track Classic on Thursday at Pendleton High School despite an untied shoelace.

Kathy Aney Photo Ebony Wilson, of Hermiston, won her heat in the 100-meter dash at the Buck Track Classic on Thursday at Pendleton High School despite an untied shoelace.


HERMISTON — Hermiston High senior Ebony Wilson qualified for the OSAA championships in four events and won Field Athlete of the Year honors at the Columbia River Conference championships in Hermiston. Wilson won district titles in long jump, triple jump and as part of the 4x100 relay team. She also was second in the 100-meter dash. She is the East Oregonian’s Athlete of the Week for May 7-13, 2017.

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EO: What’s your best memory as a Hermiston Bulldog?

EW: Probably just my first time going to Hayward as a freshman and just getting those nerves, and having fun participating with the track team.

What is the first sport you played and how old were you?

It was track and I was about five and a half. I didn’t know what I was doing at first.

What are your plans for after high school?

I’m planning to go to EOU, that’s one of my top colleges. I want to study sociology and psychology. I want to be a school counselor.

What’s your favorite subject in school?

I think it’s communications.

What is one thing you would change about Hermiston High School?

More opportunities for sports for everyone. Not just varsity and JV.

What’s your favorite thing that they serve at the Hermiston cafeteria?

Nachos

What’s your favorite sport to watch?

Definitely track and field.

Do you have a favorite athlete?

A few. Usain Bolt and Alison Felix, and (Carmelita) Jeter.

If you could got to any sporting event what would you choose?

The Olympics.

If you could travel any time period, where would you go?

The 1970s.

What’s your favorite band or musical artist?

Lauryn Hill

What was the last book you read?

“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison

What’s your favorite movie?

“Grease” (1978)

What’s your favorite thing about living in Eastern Oregon?

I love the community, how close we are.

What’s your favorite place to go on vacation?

Texas. That’s where most of my family are.

What’s your dream vacation spot?

Cancun, Mexico

What’s the worst tasting food you ever tried?

Squash

If you could have a super power what would you choose?

To fly

What’s your favorite animal?

Hamsters. They’re so cute.

What’s your favorite thing about Hermiston High?

How people are so friendly even though they might not know each other.



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