WICHITA, Kan.—As the largest high school in the state, Wichita High School East boasts a large number of student athletes. Of these athletes four have been identified as standouts in their sports.
Ewart‘s favorite athlete is Destiny Hooker, a standout player at the University of Texas who also played for the US Women’s team in the London Olympics. Ewart hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps and play volleyball at the collegiate level.
As a member of the varsity team for the past three years, senior Jonathan Alvarado has found a sport that he excels in and enjoys. Alvarado’s favorite athlete is Cristiano Ronaldo, a soccer player who is widely revered for his skills on the field.
Since he started to play seven years ago, Alvarado has always felt support from his parents and coaches. He hopes to help lead the Aces on the field this year under the direction of first year head coach Dylan Gruntzel, a former East High graduate.
Senior Gilmar Guerrero has been a member of the football team for each of his four years at the school. Guerrero got started with football after his dad pushed him to play a sport and he found a love for the game.
Guerrero models himself after Ndamukong Suh - a former All-American defensive tackle at the University of Nebraska - because of his work ethic. When it comes to support, Guerrero said his parents have always been there, encouraging him to do his best.
When she first started to run in middle school, she hated it. Now Carlin Greene, a senior, is hardly able to wait for the school day to be over and cross country practice to begin.
“I just love [cross country],” Greene said. “I really look forward to practice every single day.”
A standout competitor at the top of the Wichita City League, Greene has competed in a handful of state competitions both in cross country and track and field.
Already two meets into the season, Greene has a third place finish at the JK Gold Classic and first place finish at the North High Invitational. With support from her family and friends, Greene hopes to return to the cross country State meet once again this fall.