Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for Feb. 28: Liz Duran

Thomas Jefferson junior places fourth in state at girls wrestling championship tournament.

Thomas Jefferson High School junior Liz Duran, wrestling, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for Feb. 28.

Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?

A: English.

Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: I really just enjoy wrestling and working out.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: Coach Muraki, coach Pleasant and my brother.

Q: The best advice I’ve ever been given by a coach is:

A: “Just give me six minutes, I believe in you.”

Q: Describe your pre-match ritual and your favorite post-match meal?

A: My pre-match would be to put on my headphones and cancel out my surroundings to focus on my mentality. My favorite post-match meal is a burger and a milkshake.

Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?

A: “In the Night” by The Weeknd.

From the sideline: Thomas Jefferson High School junior Liz Duran, after placing 2nd at regionals, made it to the semi-finals at the WIAA 4A XXXII Mat Classic State Tournament last weekend. Liz ended up finishing in fourth place for Thomas Jefferson High School, making her the highest placing Raider at the tournament. She led TJHS to an 11th place team finish out of 95 teams.

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