School: Maggie Walker GS

Age: 18

GPA: 4.46

Athletic accomplishments: Hiremath, a senior track athlete, pulled off an unprecedented feat in the 2A state indoor meet. She won five events: pole vault (10-3, a 2A state record), triple jump (37-11.25, a school record), 500-meter run (1:21.19), 55-meter hurdles (8.45, a school record) and long jump (16-10.75). Maggie Walker won its third consecutive 2A indoor title. Her 52.5 points outscored every other team in the meet. She’s the first athlete, male or female, to win five individual state titles in a Virginia High School League state meet.

Academic accomplishments: Hiremath is a member of the National Honor Society, Latin National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society. She’s an AP scholar with distinction, and she scored a 5 on three AP tests. She won the junior book award last year and the George Eastman Young leader’s award. She’ll run at Dartmouth next year.

When she grows up: She’s considering the medical field.

Three words to describe her: “Energetic, positive, organized.”

Strengths: “Organizing is one of my strengths.”

Toughest opponent: Teammate Emma Call. They only share one event, but they push each other.

Working to improve: Her scoliosis project following a mentorship with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon.

Best sports memory: Sophomore year when Maggie Walker won the team state championship.

Favorite food: “Pasta.”

Favorite ice cream: “Cookies and cream.”

On her playlist: “A lot of country and some pop; I don’t listen to that much anymore.”

Most embarrassing thing on her playlist: “Old-school Justin Bieber.”

If she had one wish: “To be able to do exactly what I want with my life without worrying about financial constraints.”

One thing most people don’t know: “I really don’t like pool drains.”

If she could go on any reality show: “The Price is Right.”

Best track and field event: “Triple jump.”

Hidden talent: “I’m a decent dancer.”

Dream car: “A McLaren.”

If she could travel anywhere in the world: “Fiji.”

Pets: “Two cats.”

Hero: “I have a lot of heroes for a lot of different reasons.”

If she could have dinner with anyone dead or alive: “Dr. Seuss.”

If she could have any superpower: “Invisibility or the ability to stop time.”

Social media: “I have Instagram and that’s all.”

Her house is burning down and she can take only one thing with her: “My journal.”

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Eric Kolenich is a news and sports reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a BA in English and joined the paper in 2009. (804) 649-6109

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