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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mandarin High School junior John Weaver has been chosen as our athlete of the week. He's developed into one of the best cross country runners in the area, but it wasn't long ago that he was cut from his middle school's track team.

Weaver has put in a lot of hard work since then. He says the key to his success is running every day and making sure that hedoes the workouts he's supposed to and finishes them.

If you would like to nominate someone to be considered for this weekly honor, click on this link: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/sports/highschool/athleteoftheweek/default.aspx

Be sure to include as much information as possible when submitting your nomiation. Please consider answering the following questions:

Has this young man or young woman overcome some type of adversity?

What makes this person unique?

What hobbies and extracurricular activities does this person take part in outside of school?