Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Nov. 11: Jalen Black

DHS senior placed fifth at the WIAA state cross country meet in the Boys Ambulatory Race.

Decatur High School senior Jalen Black, cross country, is the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Nov. 11.

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

A: Photography and P.E.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy outside of your sport?

A: Shooting baskets, bowling.

Q: Who is the person in your life that has helped you succeed the most?

A: My Mom, Priscilla.

Q: Describe your pre-game ritual:

A: I think about running, preview the course with my coach, Miss Kris, and eat Hot Tamales.

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

A: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

From the sidelines: DHS senior Jalen Black participated in the West Central District Cross Country Championship meet and earned a spot in the WIAA State Championship meet. He placed fifth at the WIAA State Meet in the Boys Ambulatory Race finishing the 2-mile course in 16:22.40. Jalen earned a varsity letter last year in track & field and placed second in the Ambulatory 100 yard dash and fifth in the Ambulatory 400 yard dash. Jalen is a positive contributor to our school as scholar-athlete that always gives his best effort, a good friend for his classmates and is enjoyable to be around.