Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Dillon Rhodes
DATE OF BIRTH: Aug. 2, 1991
PARENTS: Paul and Karla Rhodes
SIBLINGS: I have three, Madison, Brice and Tiffany. Madison is 12, Brice is 8 and Tiffany is 24.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Science
FAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY: Sports.
FAVORITE FOOD: Lasagna.
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Coheen & Cambria[more]
FAVORITE MOVIE: Hero
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Heroes
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Barney.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? College, nursing school at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO’S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? HOW? Probably my grandpa. I’ve done a lot of extra stuff with him like hunting and fishing.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TRACK? Being able to cool down and just think because that’s what you do on long runs. You can just think and calm down.
EVENTS: I’ve run the mile, the two mile. I’ve run the 800 a couple of times.
WHAT APPROACH DO YOU TAKE TO YOUR EVENTS? Usually I warm up a lot and I’ll pray before each run then I’ll get a couple of laps and go ahead towards the run.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? I think we’ve done pretty well. Thus far, we’ve gotten first or second in most of our meets except the last couple when we didn’t do as well. But it’s been fun.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? Probably the State Indoor win, the 4×100 team won, got first place. That’s pretty impressive.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Just everyone doing their best and just pulling together as a team, doing what they can, doing what they know they can do.
TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT NOW; WHAT DO THINK IS YOUR BIGGEST ASSET? WHAT ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO? Being able to hold a single pace for a majority of the distance.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE ON IN PRACTICE? Speed.
WHEN YOU’RE THROUGH RUNNING TRACK AT BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL LOOK BACK AND REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE? Just the brotherhood, being able to hang out with all these guys and run and do the goofy stuff we do.