Reporter Athlete of the Week: Madison Marko

Kentlake High School’s Madison Marko, girls cross country, was selected as the Covington Maple Valley Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week for Oct. 26.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Journalism

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Film photography, reading and watching Game of Thrones, piano

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My wonderful, fantastic, terrific mother

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Pre-meet: eating approximately half of a banana and post-meet: eating the remaining half of the banana

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: The entire Game of Thrones soundtrack

From the Sideline

“Maddie exudes the camaraderie that exists among distance runners. She has placed first at every league meet this season but stayed at the finish to cheer on her teammates and opponents. Diligence in pre-season training including preparing for a half marathon, has led her to great success this season. She has set the school record with a time of 19 minutes, 02 seconds and placed second at the league championships, earning her a spot on first team North Puget Sound League.