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May 7, 2014

7th grader Bona ahead of her time in Ken East track

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Tonawanda News — Bona's combination of hard work and dedication won her the respect of her teammates. And her outgoing personality and baby face instantly melted the hearts of her teammates who flock around Bona after each race to congratulate her.

“She's definitely a feisty Italian,” Lady Bulldogs senior co-captain Megan Talmon said with a smile. “Very sweet, very nice. She's very hard working. There's really nothing you can say wrong about her.”

Getting to know Bona through their time together in the Lady Bulldogs soccer program, Talmon said the Bulldogs track and soccer teams both have a winner in Bella.

“I definitely think she's a very good athlete. She's so young and she's got so much potential in track and soccer,” said Talmon. “Even in soccer, we all just loved her. She looked up to us.”

Knowing that she has really just taken her first few baby steps on her road as a varsity athlete, Bona is aware that every day will be a learning process. And if she remembers to keep working hard and have fun, anything is possible.

“In the beginning it was kind of tough and I wasn't really that good,” Bona said. “But I've been improving a lot and they want me at varsity now.”

Now, and for a long time to come.

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