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Andre Davis-Spotlight Athlete of the Week

Andre Davis is Waldorf's Athlete of the Week. Photo by Eno Lomo-Mainoo

Andre Davis is Waldorf’s Athlete of the Week. Photo by Eno Lomo-Mainoo

By Eno Lomo-Mainoo

Andre Davis, a member of the Waldorf College men’s track and field team was the spotlight athlete of the week. He set a school record as he achieved a time of 8.95 seconds in the finals of the 60 meter high hurdles during the Minnesota opening on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. The freshman from Sedona, Arizona qualified for the finals of the event and earned the ninth position. Davis’ time in the hurdles ranks as the second- fastest in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) this season.

Davis is a psychology major at Waldorf College and started running track and field two years ago as a junior in high school. He played football for eight years and was spotted and picked by his track coach because he was fast.

“Running track makes you mentally tough,” Davis said. He however, dislikes that running track can be very tiring. Davis also indicated he would like to run track professionally, with his role model being Trayvon Bromell, the youngest athlete to ever claim the International Association of Athletes Federations medal. He also added that Bromell reminded him of himself.

Davis also loves to dance, act and watch Netflix.

“I love Waldorf College for its small class sizes,” Davis said. He also added that he appreciates the one on one interaction students can have with their professors at Waldorf.

Lavelle Cook, a friend of Davis, described him as a fun person who is always positive.

“Andre is funny and personable. He is also dedicated to whatever he does.” Victoria Carra said.

“Surround yourself with positive people,” Davis said as a piece of advice to Waldorf students.

The season is still ongoing and Davis is hoping to achieve greater things.