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In her spare time, Alexis likes to read, watch movies and participate in outdoor activities like hiking and zip-lining. She will end up being a Presidential Scholar Award winner, but is also capable of swimming some of the most challenging events.
Her willingness to swim just about any of the events makes her an immediate impact kind of swimmer. Once we really get her focused on a couple of specific events, that's when she will really start to take off and drop time.
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Bart and Nikki Fannin Major: Biology Pre-med An impressive athlete who played forward in basketball, sprinted in track and also competed in water polo, Fannin chose Western Illinois because of "their positive team environment.
The swimmers treated each other like family. She credits her coach, Katy Kellogg, for her success, saying Kellogg was her "biggest influence. She set the bar high for me and was never satisfied with anything less than my best. I believe that Jordan's versatility will definitely help add some depth at different events, but I'm even more excited at how much improvement she should be able to make based upon what we have seen from her fellow Chelsea, Michigan graduate.
I feel like Nick has definitely a lot of potential to build upon once he gets into college and really starts to train with our strength program, as well as getting into some specific stroke training sets. Nick was very excited to learn about WIU from Brennan Bladel, and then even more excited once he was able to meet with the team on his visit.
Kevin and Lisa O'Malley Major: Undecided A four-time swimming honor roll member as selected by the Peoria Journal-Star, O'Malley chose Western Illinois because after her initial visit, she "loved the campus, Coach Naumann and the swim team, and I really felt as if it would be a great fit for me. She is also a member of National Honor Society and has received five certificates in Lamp of Learning.
O'Malley credits her high school swimming coach, Lynn Thompson, as having a major influence on her athletic career because she "is not only just a coach to me, but she is also a second mom.
She always pushes me to do my best not only in the pool, but with life in general. She has taught me to become a better young lady, student and athlete. She also likes her summer job as a lifeguard and swim coach. As like most of our early signees, Shannon has some versatility as well, which will make for some interesting relay options next year.
Chad and April Peterson Major: He earned the school's Most Valuable Swimmer Award in Peterson chose Western Illinois because the school "offered what I was looking for both academically and athletically to compete at the Division I level while remaining close to home.
When I came for my visit, the team and coaches were very welcoming and I liked the campus. They encouraged me to put in the extra work and it paid off.
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He is only just scratching the surface of how fast he can be in his sprint freestyle events. Adam will have some big shoes to fill, but I feel like he will be able to step up right away.
His original stone was swiped decades ago, but a retired worker installed the new marker in Image provided Caption This sketch, created in the s, is an artist's attempt to capture the essence of Old Book, who wailed at every funeral at the former Peoria State Hospital.
While grieving, he often would lean on a particular tree — the Graveyard Elm — for support. Peoria Journal Star Caption This clipping from the Peoria Journal Star recounts a woman's call to police regarding an appearance of a beast in the area known for the sighting — later recanted — of the Cole Hollow monster.
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Here are a few of the highlights: Old Book In the earliest years of the 20th century, the Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville was home to a dear, mute man known only as A. Strong and steady, he would dig graves for asylum funerals, ending each by sobbing hysterically and leaning on a tree that became famously known as the Graveyard Elm. In JuneOld Book went the way of all men, and the entire asylum came out for his farewell.
Near the end, an apparition appeared at the Graveyard Elm. It was Old Book, weeping and moaning as always. Piasa bird The Piasa bird — actually more like a dragon, with red eyes, a menacing beard, scales and lengthy tail — preyed on Native Americans, eating them alive until a local chief, Chief Ouatoga, lured it out of its cave, using himself as bait. When the creature flew out, an ambush of warriors slayed it with a volley of poisoned arrows.
A mural was said to have been painted possibly more than 3, years ago as a commemoration of the event.
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Although the original mural is gone, a new one has taken its place. Cole Hollow Road monster In Julyan East Peoria teen reported that he and friends had spotted a white, hairy, foul-smelling, foot monster around Cole Hollow Road. As many as armed men combed the area but found nothing. During the search, one man accidentally shot himself trying to bag a deer. The hoopla died down before anyone else got hurt. Inthe same teen said the report was a hoax. However, that same year, East Peoria police got a call from an anonymous local woman.
That sighting never has been explained. The Enfield horror In the s, a leaping, monkey-like creature was spotted in Mount Vernon. Thirty years later, a similar beast — although now with three legs and eyes as bright as flashlights — was seen several times in nearby Enfield, including one report from a local radio newsman.