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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Cyna Madigan, Laconia

04/09/2020, 12:30pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

Name: Cyna Madigan
School: Laconia High School
Year: Senior 

Cross Country Honors: Team MVP all four years for coach Carrie Julka and the Spartans... four-time first-team all-Flyway... Flyway Runner of the Year as a freshman, junior and senior... four-time state qualifier... four-time academic all-state... holds school record in the 5k... committed to compete in cross country and track & field at NCAA Division II Pittsburg State... 

Basketball Honors: Two-year varsity performer for coach Chris Morgan and the Spartans... a part of the program's first state tournament and Division 3 state runner-up team in 2019... averaged 7.6 points, 1.8 assists and 2.8 steals per game as a senior... helped Spartans win their 5th consecutive Flyway title and 3rd consecutive regional title... earned second-team all-conference... 

Track & Field Honors: Three-year performer for coach Carrie Julka and the Spartans... qualified for state as a sophomore and finished 7th... earned 1st-team for the 800 meter run and 2nd-team for the 1600 meter run and 4x200 meter relay at the Flyway Conference meet as a sophomore... named Most Valuable Track Athlete... as a junior, competed in the state meet in the 1600 meter run and 800 meter run... broke school record in the 800 meter run that was previously held for 24 years.. voted outstanding female at the Fond du Lac County Track Meet... at the conference track meet, earned first-team in the 1600 meter run, second-team in the 400 meter, and honorable mention in the long jump... also named team MVP... committed to compete in cross country and track & field at NCAA Division II Pittsburg State... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport is track and field. I’ve played many different sports throughout my life and running is the most physically and mentally challenging I’ve done. In track and field, I love the different variety of events there is to compete in and the physical challenge each event creates." 

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is the support the community shows for our school. Playing in a packed gym full of fans and a big student section is such a fun atmosphere to be a part of."  

Best Advice from a High School Coach: “Refuse to lose” -From Coach Chris Morgan

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment was beating #2 seed Waupun in the basketball Regional final senior year. They’ve always been our biggest non-conference rival and the win was a redemption from when we lost to them earlier in the season." 

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Playing three sports creates a year-round routine and each sport is challenging in its own way. Playing basketball during the winter allows me to relax from running for a while and I enjoy being around my teammates each season." 

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is finding a way to not get burnt out. Training and competing year-round can be tiring and it is important to take time to recover in the off-season."

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite conference opponent is WLA (Winnebago Lutheran Academy). They have become one of our biggest rivals for boys and girls basketball in the last few years. This year, we played them for the conference championship at WLA. Our fans and students filled the bleachers in their gym, which created such a fun atmosphere to play in." 

Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite Professional Athlete: Emma Coburn

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin

Cumulative GPA: 3.922

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "The toughest individual I have competed against in cross country and track is Sarah Niehueser from WLA. Freshman and sophomore years, I was able to compete against her at conference and state. She is a great competitor and racing her allowed me to push myself to run faster." 

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "The high school teammate I admire most is Allison Grahl. I’ve competed with her in all of my sports throughout high school. She is hard-working and always pushes herself to be better. I greatly admire her determination to recover and get back to compete in college after tearing her ACL in basketball this season." 

College Plans: "Compete in cross country and track and field at Pittsburg State University."

Activities Outside of Sports: "Outside of sports I am involved in National Honor Society, Math Team, Student Mentoring, and helping at youth sports camps." 

I Find it Relaxing to: "Listen to music and go on bike rides." 

Favorite TV Show: All-American

Favorite Movie: A League of Their Own

Favorite Musical Artist: Khalid, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: J’s BBQ in Ripon

Favorite Website: "My favorite website is Spotify."

Other Family Members: Parents: Mark and Christy Madigan. Brothers: Cormac (20) and Tillman (10). Sister: Tierney (13).

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