Neuse News Athletes of the Week: Kinston's Jacel Jacobs and South Lenoir's Marina Castillo

Neuse News Athletes of the Week: Kinston's Jacel Jacobs and South Lenoir's Marina Castillo

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Jacel Jacobs

Kinston, football

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

 

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Marina Castillo

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

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