Family Drives These Exceptional Athletes

Terron Robinson and Alexandra Greaves with Athletic Director Dr. Jim Wright and Whitman Principal John Murphy.
Terron Robinson and Alexandra Greaves with Athletic Director Dr. Jim Wright and Whitman Principal John Murphy.

“I love the feeling of competing,” said our December Female Athlete of the Month who is competitive in everything she does. Breaking the current Suffolk County record is her goal this year and Alexandra Greaves is not apologetic in letting you know, the record for the 55meter dash that she wants to break is held by her mom, Karen Bonefield. “I’m presently ranked #2 in Suffolk County, but I have beaten the #1 ranked runner already,” said the senior captain of the Winter Track team.

“I never stop running, track’s my thing,” said the speedster who also loves to sing. “Personally gospel is my favorite but I also love to sing R&B.”  Alexandra will be attending Caldwell University next fall, and has signed her letter of intent to run track for the Lady Cougars. 

Our Male December Athlete of the Month feels at home at Whitman. He has loved wrestling since he was a little guy, so when his older brother Deon convinced him that wrestling will keep him strong he figured being strong was a good thing. What Terron Robinson may not have realized at the time was that his brother was also talking about strength from the heart. Terron was going to need that strength; life hasn’t come easy for this soft-spoken young man. “I get focused when I wrestle,” said Terron. “When I’m out there on the mat it makes me think how proud my mom and dad and my brother Deon would be of me if they were still alive. Their memory is why I work so hard.”  

Terron helped anchor the defensive line this past fall, but it’s wrestling that’s captured his heart. “Whitman is like a family to me,” said Terron.  “I love coming here, the teachers are so helpful, and the kids are cool.”

Congratulations to both of these exceptional student athletes and good luck in the post-season!