Name: Brian Leap
Sport: Track and field
Athlete of the week achievement: Leap won all three jumping events in a win over Bedford, scored six points playing for Blair County in the Mirror Classic all-star basketball game and won two jumping events at the Altoona Igloo meet. He also finished fourth in the long jump at the Igloo meet.
Season update: Broke his own school record in the triple jump (45-2 3/4) at the Altoona Igloo meet.
Coach Nick Lovrich's quote: "He is just a hard worker. It has really rubbed off on our other jumpers, too. They see what he does and they follow. It is hard to tell he is one of our stars by the way he works at practice. To be at such a level this early in the season shows you the talent he has."
Favorite teacher: Miss Kovensky
Favorite subject: Physics
Favorite movie: "Inception"
Favorite food: Buffalo chicken salad
Favorite song: "Embrace the Martian" by Kid Cudi
Outside interests: Hunting, camping, four-wheeling and hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Troy Polamalu
Best athlete I ever competed with: C.J. Krepps
Best athlete I ever competed against: Athens'Jarred Gambrell
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents and my sister.
Proudest athletic achievement: Medaling at the state track and field championships last year.
How I got my start in track and field: "Deryk Montgomery persuaded me to come out for it my sophomore year."
Future goal: Graduate from Penn State and live life