Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Rocky Thornberry
PARENTS: Melissa and Fred Thornberry
SIBLINGS: I have two older sisters and an older brother. Marcus Shank is 30. Mallory Thornberry is 26 and Marissa Thornberry is 21.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math
FAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY: Lift weights.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chinese
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Eminem[more]
FAVORITE MOVIE: Probably, Team America
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Adventure Time
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Hot Wheels
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? I’ll probably just work.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO’S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? HOW? Probably my grandparents because they’re always there for me, like a second set of parents.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TRACK? It’s fun because I make new friends, meet new people.
EVENTS? Shot put and discus.
WHAT APPROACH DO YOU TAKE TO YOUR EVENTS? To loosen up and get a few practice throws in.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? It’s been a good season.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON SO FAR? As a team, when Spencer Sullivan broke the school record (in the hurdles).
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE REST OF THE SEASON? Focus, hard work.
TALK ABOUT YOUR EVENT NOW; WHAT DO YOU THINK IS YOUR BIGGEST ASSET? WHAT ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO? My size, strength.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST IN PRACTICE TO IMPROVE ON? My technique.
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? Probably all the people I made friends with and how fun it was.