The Windham Eagle athlete of the week goes to Kiana Clark, a junior at Windham High School. Kiana is on the cross country team and tennis team. She lives with her mom, dad, brother and two dogs.
Kiana enjoys reading, hiking and tennis. Her sports heroes are Serena Williams and Sarah Packard.
She finds it difficult to balance sports and school “because I want to challenge myself in school as well as in my sport,” she said. Teamwork isn’t as obvious in cross country. “Even in an individual sport like running, support and encouragement is important,” she added.
“Junior Kiana Clark has finally experience the pivotal moment in a runner’s journey, a breakthrough moment beyond compare. A week ago, Kiana was our seventh to ninth place finisher, now she finishes third on our varsity team and has literally changed the game for Windham High School cross country,” said coach Jeff Riddle.
Kiana would like to go to college to study journalism.