Name: Nicki Leach
School: Northern Bedford
Sport: Track and field
Athlete of the week achievement: Leach was the Tri-State Invitational Meet outstanding performer in leading the Lady Panthers to the team title. She won two singles events and two relays. She also set two meet records at the Northern Bedford County Athletic Association Invitational Meet.
Season update: Leach's best time in the 100 is 12.74, 26.34 in the 200 and 1:00.04 in the 400.
Coach Jeff Batzel's quote: "Nicki is a tremendous athlete and a leader for our track team. She has two school records and is working for some more, and hopefully we'll see her on the medal stand at the end of the month."
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Moyer
Favorite subject: Anatomy and physiology
Favorite movie: "Finding Nemo"
Favorite food: Spaghetti
Favorite song: "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
Outside interests: I like playing volleyball and singing
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Brian Sell
Best athlete I ever played with: Leah Hershberger
Best athlete I ever competed against: Everett's Jessica Beegle
Most influential person on my athletic career: Mrs. Bowser, our volleyball coach.
Proudest athletic achievement: Breaking two school records.
How I got my start in track and field: All my friends wanted to try out in junior high, so I tried it, too.
Future goal: Go to St. Francis and major in physical therapy and hopefully run track.