Reporter Athlete of the Week: Riley O’Brien

Hazen High School’s Riley O’Brien, gymnastics, was selected as the Renton Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week for Jan. 18.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: History

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Painting, kayaking, films and reading

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: Karely Romero and Cole Richardson

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Pregame: law of attraction; I don’t have a postgame

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Sunday Morning,” by Maroon 5

From the Sideline

“Riley has managed to find a balance in her schedule with school, work, club gymnastics and being a captain on her high school team. She consistently places in the top 10 at ever meet, recently as third top all-around. She is a motivated mentor to other girls on her team. She is a tough competitor. She faces each challenge I’ve given her with vigor and determination. She recovers from set backs quickly and does not let them define her.”