Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for March 11: Peyton Washington

Decatur senior placed fifth at the recent state wrestling championships.

Decatur High School senior Peyton Washington, wrestling, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for March 11.

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

A: Chemistry.

Q: What additional activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: I enjoy making pottery, writing and watching movies.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My Mother.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given when it comes to your sport?

A: “Just keep swimming.”

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

A: Pre-match ritual: Listen to hype Disney songs and jog. Post-race meal: Marinated salmon and mango salsa with rice and Dole Whip from Menchies for dessert.

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

A: “Elephant In The Room” by 6LACK.

From the sidelines: Decatur and TAF@Saghalie senior Peyton Washington has been a four-year letter winner in the Lady Gator wrestling program. Her senior season culminated in a fifth place finish in the 120-pound weight class at the WIAA 4A Mat Classic State Championships. This season, she was first place in sub-regional wrestling tournament and 2nd place in WIAA 4A Region 2 tournament. Peyton has also been a four-year letter winner in the girls swim program. She has earned a 3.96 Cumulative Grade Point Average and as a full-time Running Start scholar, will earn her high school diploma and Associate Degree in June.