Name: Chris Carper
Sport: Track and field
Athlete of the week achievement: Carper set a school record in the javelin with a throw of 211 feet, 10 inches in a victory over State College. It was the best throw in the state this year and the third best nationally. He also won the 300 hurdles and was second in the triple jump and 110 hurdles. He won the javelin and the 1600 relay in helping Altoona win the Shippensburg Invitational.
Season update: His top times and distances are: 211-10 in the javelin, 15.04 seconds in the 110 hurdles, 39.1 in the 300 hurdles and 44-6 in the triple jump.
Coach Mike Adams' quote: "The greatest thing about Chris is we've been able to place him in a bunch of different events, and he has stepped in and scored points for us. His best event is the javelin, but he can do just about everything. He'd like to be a decathlete in college, and it wouldn't surprise me if he would be a successful one.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Falger
Favorite subject: Calculus
Favorite movie: "Gamer''
Favorite food: Hot wings
Favorite song: "Thunderstruck'' by AC/DC
Outside interests: Baseball
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Ben Roethlisberger
Best athlete I ever played with: Brady Gehret
Best athlete I ever competed against: Central Dauphin's Justin Shirk
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Wilson and Helen Carper
Proudest athletic achievement: Breaking the school record in the javelin
How I got my start in track and field: Wanted to stay in shape in seventh grade for football
Future goal: To throw 220 in the javelin and win another team state championship in track