Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for March 25: Kenya Cruz

TJHS senior placed sixth at the state wrestling championship meet.

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Thomas Jefferson High School senior Kenya Cruz, wrestling, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for March 25.

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

A: Nursing class at Puget Sound Skills Center.

Q: What additional activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: Working out, going on hikes, playing soccer and running track.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My Mom.

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

A: “Believe in yourself.”

Q: Describe your pre-match ritual:

A: I have a talk and strategize with my coaches, making sure my head is clear and in the right mindset. I warm up and think about what I will do in my match. Finally, I say a little prayer.

Q: What is your favorite post-match meal?

A: Chipotle.

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

A: “Shilo” by EBK JaayBo.

From the sidelines: TJHS senior Kenya Cruz has battled through a torn ACL and a transition to a new school to accomplish a 6th place finish at the state championship meet. She was not considered a state contender, but through hard work, determination and a belief in the team program, she accomplished her goal of becoming a state placer. Kenya is well-deserving of being Athlete of the Week.


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