Neuse News Athletes of the Week: Kinston's Jacel Jacobs and South Lenoir's Marina Castillo
Jacobs played an instrumental role in the Vikings defeating Wilson Fike 48-42 on Aug. 30. The senior caught 10 passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime to push Kinston to 3-0.
Favorite food: Barbecue chicken
Favorite musical artist: G Herbo
One place he would like to travel to: California
His pregame ritual consists of: listening to music to get into a zone on the field
South Lenoir, cross-country
Castillo finished first in the girls’ Eastern Carolina race at Ayden District Park Aug. 29 by a wide margin. The junior posted a time of 25:13, 1:07 faster than Washington’s Mary Emma Holscher, to help the Blue Devils win the meet.
Favorite food: Pot roast
Favorite musical artist: Shawn Mendes
One place she would like to travel to: Australia
Her pregame ritual consists of: self-motivation, reminding herself she has the ability to be successful