Eva van de Mortel of the Ankeny girls’ track team is the Ankeny Fanatic Sub of the Week sponsored by Blimpie.
The freshman was called upon in the first high school meet of her career to sub for an injured runner in the 4×200 relay at the Wartburg Indoor Meet on Feb. 27. She helped the Hawkettes to a second-place finish.
“Her reply was, ‘Absolutely! I’m ready,'” said Ankeny coach Dennis Adamson. “Our website has the Ankeny sports slogan from years ago: ‘Attitude Makes the Difference.’ And how she responded is an example of this.”