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Triple Threat of the Week: Brittany Helm, Muskego

01/16/2020, 1:15pm CST
By Norbert Durst

Name: Brittany Helm
School: Muskego High School
Year: Senior 

Cross Country Honors: Four-year all-Classic Eight performer for coach Richard Raney and the Warriors... honorable mention all-state as a freshman... second-team all-state as a sophomore and junior... first-team all-state as a senior... four-time state qualifier... team captain... helped Muskego capture the Division 1 state title as a junior and senior...

Basketball Honors: Two-year varsity performer for coach Brian Hirtz and the Warriors... earned honorable mention all-conference as a junior... team defensive player of the year... team captain... team hustle award... averaging 11.1 points per game for the Warriors, 6-6 overall and 4-3 in the Classic Eight... 

Track & Field Honors: Enters her senior year as a two-year varsity performer for coach Richard Raney and the Warriors... member of the 4x800 team finish as the Division 1 state runner-up as a sophomore... helped the 4x800 team finish as the D1 state champion as a junior... member of D1 team state championship squad as a junior... six-time state qualifier... holds three school records... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport is cross country for many reasons. I love that I can not only run for myself, but also my team. During a cross country race, there is so much time to make mistakes and advance in places and set goals. The rush of nerves and excitement is one of the greatest feelings ever to me. Running makes me feel mentally and physically better every single day."

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is being acknowledged by the people around me for the effort I place into my sports."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "It’s not much but I’ve been told to “just do your thing” by all of my coaches. To me this reassures me that I am capable of competing well."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My senior year at Nike Cross Regionals I ran my best race ever and I can remember that amazing feeling so vividly."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part about being in three sports is always being busy."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part about playing three sports is finding time to stay on top of school."

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent is myself, being that I run cross country. I always set goals to beat my PR or PR from the same coarse the previous year."

Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite Professional Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.815

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "The toughest individual I’ve competed against would be Isabella Ross from Oak Creek. For running, she is close to me and a person I can keep an eye on for races."

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "Kate Jochims is the most admirable teammate I’ve ever had because she had so much love and effort for the sport of running that I have always looked up to."

College Plans: "I plan on attending college at UWM and running for their program. I plan on pursuing a career as a physician assistant eventually."

Activities Outside of Sports: "Water skiing and traveling."

I Find it Relaxing to: "spend time outside."

Favorite TV Show: Stranger Things

Favorite Movie: Hitch

Favorite Musical Artist: Kane Brown

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Soblemans

Other Family Members: "My dad and my mom, my sister Rachel(16), my sister Kaitlyn(13), my brother Nathan(10), and my sister Hailey(4)." 

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