Athlete of the Week — Ben Weingart, Senior, Co-Captain of Boys Cross Country

Ben Weingart has been one of the lead scorers for the Boy’s Cross Country team and is an example of what self-determination means for Newton South Athletics.  He strongly competes for three miles of cross country racing in all areas of terrain — on grass fields, in the woods, over hills, and tree roots or gravel.  Whenever Ben is competing for the NSXC team, he will sacrifice his personal goals if it will help his team.  In every race so far this season he has made huge efforts by improving upon those goals and never gives up.  In a recent race, Ben’s shoe came off during the first minute of the race, but Ben continued on and completed the next 2 1/2 miles with only one shoe!  He still was able to have a remarkable finish.  Ben’s leadership, mentorship, and determination has set a great example for this year’s Cross Country team.