The 518 is full of amazing athletes with great stories. From the middle schools to High Schools to the Colleges and even Rec leagues, people are playing great and doing good in the community. Thanks to our friends at Catseye Pest Control we get to take a few minutes each week to celebrate these athletes and recognize them on the show.

Nominate a Local athlete you’d like to see recognized today by clicking HERE. Remember we want to hear about ANY local athlete that impresses you.

I blew it early and outed Shannon's mom as the one that nominated her. Here's the entry:

   I would like to nominate Shannon Gleason of Cairo Durham High School for athlete of the week. She is a three sport athlete but, excels in track in field. She is the first girl in Cairo Durham history to go to States in track in field. States will be held at Union-Endicott on Friday and Saturday. Pentathlon is her event. She broke three school records this year. (high jump,hurdles,long jump and pentathlon) She placed first at Patroon Championships, first at section 2 Sectionals and second at state qualifiers all in pentathlon. Shannon qualified for states at sectionals by scoring 2795 points.That score was 100 points over the qualifying number. She also placed  first in many individual events this year. Shannon will continue to run track at Utica College.
     Thank you,