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Athlete of the Week - Delaney Appino

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Boylan senior runner Delaney Appino is our OSF St. Anthony's Athlete of the Week. Appino qualified for the IHSA state track and field meet again. Her running history takes her back to elementary school, when she went out for cross country.

"I went to the first cross country practice and was like, this is so hard," Appino said. "I wasn't very fast in the beginning."

Appino put in work and has emerged as one of the fastest distance runners in the state. But that's not what most impresses her teammates.

"Definitely her selflessness and compassion," junior distance runner Grace McLaughlin said. "She always puts her teammates before herself."

Appino will run at the University of Illinois next year. But before that, she's hoping for a few more good runs on the track at Eastern Illinois University.

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