March’s Tiger of the Month

By Katlyn LaPorte

For his many accomplishments and tremendous talent in track and field, Austin Chavez is the Tiger of the Month for March.

Chavez was born on July 14, 1998 to his parents Jeff and Kristy Chavez. He is one of three triplets along with his brother, Mike, and his sister, Kylie. He also has an older brother, Drew. The family has a pet dog, Scooter.

Chavez has been doing track since middle school and has participated all throughout high school as well. He has already won a gold medal at the state track meet in high jump. The events he competes in are high jump and pole vault. His biggest supporters in track and field are his mom and dad.

“My favorite track memory is winning state in high jump,” said Chavez.

Next year Chavez is looking forward to competing in track and field at the University of Northern Colorado where he has already signed on.

Although track is his favorite sport, Chavez also played football all of his high school career.

His goal for his senior season is to take first place at state again.

Chavez wants to give a shout out to his best friends Jake Breidenbach, Brady Krier, and Dylan Prelle.

Aside from sports, Chavez really likes to work on cars and motorcycles. His favorite class is auto tech. His favorite food is grilled chicken, and his favorite animal is a tiger. He has a 3.3 GPA.

His favorite quote is, “My wallet may be empty but I got a lot of cool stuff.”

The advice Chavez wants to give to the underclassmen is, “Work hard and be patient. Trust the process.”