Name: Deja Dames
Sport: Track and Field
This week’s accomplishment: Dames had three individual wins and was on the winning 4×100 relay team in a victory over Adelanto. She won the 200, long jump and triple jump.
What do you like most about your sport: I like being able to compete against the best there is. In order to be the best you have to beat the best.
How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: I started running track when I was 12 years old. I took an interest in track when I used to watch Silverado practice on the grass.
Pregame ritual: I like to listen to the Gametime Hype playlist on Spotify and I just focus on what I need to achieve.
Most memorable sports moment: When I jumped 18-feet in the long jump for the first time.
If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: I would be Allyson Felix because she is just an amazing person all around with insane talent.
Something most people don’t know about you: My grandparents are deaf.
How would you spend $1 million: I would probably spend $1 million on a whole bunch of Nike sports gear for myself and my family.
Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: I would travel to the Bahamas to see my grandma.
If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: I would probably spend that extra hour training or sleeping.
What superpower do you wish you had: I wish I had super speed because it would come in handy in the sport of track and field.
Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite athlete: Sydney McLaughlin
Favorite superhero: Wonder Woman
Favorite TV show: “Teen Wolf”
Favorite movie: “Suicide Squad”
Favorite song: “Escalate” by Tsar B
Favorite meal: Shrimp pasta
Favorite local restaurant: A1 Grill Teriyaki and Roll
Favorite app: Instagram
Twitter handle: @Deja_Dames
For more local sports information visit: www.vvdailypress.com/sports