There's nothing quite like a gathering of the Shinnick family at the dinner table. Sports talk, not eating, is always topic No. 1. That's what happens when one grandfather was a 13-year NFL player and former UCLA standout who had five sons, all of whom excelled in sports, and the other grandfather was a high jumper at USC.
One of those sons, Adam Shinnick, married a standout high school swimmer, Christy Parker. Their 17-year-old son, Zach, has become one of the fastest track runners in the nation as a junior at La Verne Damien.
"It makes for fun family dinners," Zach said. "I get bragging rights."