Huron tennis player Andy Wu and Chelsea cross country runner Danielle Dahl
This week's Athletes to Know features Chelsea cross country runner Danielle Dahl and Huron tennis player Andy Wu.
Accomplishment: Wu and Sam Brodkey won the No. 2 doubles flight at the MHSAA Division 1 state championships last weekend, defeating Detroit Catholic Central's Matt Hermiz and Gabe Apaza in the final 7-5, 6-4. The victory not only helped Huron capture a team state title, it also avenged the doubles partners' lone loss of the season.
Favorite subject: "All my teachers are pretty amazing this year," Wu says
On doubles partner Sam Brodkey: "We've played two doubles for the last two years and to win senior year, our last chance, it was amazing," Wu says.
After high school: Hopes to attend the University of Michigan. "I love Ann Arbor," he says
Sport: Cross country.
Accomplishment: Took third place in the Division 2 race at the Father Gabriel Richard Invitational on Saturday with a time of 20 minutes, 5 seconds. Dahl was Chelsea's top finisher as the Bulldogs took first place as a team with 43 points. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep came in second place with 66 points.
Favorite subject: Health science. Dahl enjoys the field so much that she job shadows at a physical therapy clinic and plans to pursue physical therapy as a career after high school. She is undecided on where to go to college.
Why cross country?: "I like how it takes so much endurance. It's fun to see how far you can push yourself," she says.
Who she looks up to: Dexter cross country coach Katie Jazwinski, a former University of Michigan All-American who participated in the Olympic Trials last year.
Coach Pat Clarke says: "She has gotten a lot tougher this year. ... Those two (Dahl and freshman Maegen Hopkins) have really been the heart and soul of our team."
--Compiled by Bob Gross and Matt Durr.