athletes to know: Father Gabriel Richard's Conor Dishman and Chelsea's Corinne Carpenter
AnnArbor.com’s first installment of Athletes to Know introduces you to a pair of seniors, Father Gabriel Richard’s Conor Dishman and Chelsea’s Corinne Carpenter.
Dishman recently one-upped Joe Dimaggio and set a state and national record in the process, while Carpenter took first place in all four races she entered over the weekend.
School: Father Gabriel Richard High School.
Accomplishment: Extended his hit streak to 58 games in the opening game of a doubleheader against Madison Heights Bishop Foley on Saturday, a state and national record. Dishman’s streak was snapped in the second game. The previous Michigan record, according to MHSAA.com was 49, set by Reading’s Matt Dillon in 2002-03. The previous national record, according to National Federation of State High School Associations was 52, set by Brandon Boles of Kokomo, Ind., in 1998-2000.
Other interest: Working out ... for baseball. He put on 20 pounds of muscle over the summer.
Next year: Dishman plans to play baseball in college but is undecided on his choice. He is leaning heavily toward Wabash Valley College, a junior college in Illinois.
Coach Greg Lenhoff says: “That’s a long time to get a hit. Every now and then you should have a bad day. To go that long is pretty special.”
School: Chelsea High School.
Sport: Track and field.
Accomplishment: Won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and also ran legs on Chelsea’s first place 400 and 800 relay teams, helping the Bulldogs win Saturday’s Mason Invitational.
Other interests: Working at Thompson’s Pizzeria in Chelsea and playing video games with friends, preferably first-person shooters or RPGs (role-playing games).
Favorite music: Hip hop. At the top of Carpenter’s playlist list lately is Lupe Fiasco.
Next year: Attending Arizona State University.
Coach Burt Kruse says: “She’s been a four-year, steady performer. We can basically count on Corinne for hitting her time and place, she’s very steady and reliable.”
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