Name: Jess Delic
School: Penn Cambria
Sport: Track and field
Athlete of the week achievement: Delic won the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference javelin event for the fourth straight year and also placed fourth in the high jump and long jump.
Season update: Delic has the top throw in the area in the javelin (143 feet, 8 inches) and is seeded first in the event for the District 6 Class AA Championships.
Coach Lauren Kudlawiec's quote: "Jess is our captain this year, and she has shown tremendous leadership skills not only at the track meets and practice but at school, too. She is an awesome athlete who works extremely hard at practice, and her example motivates others on the team.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Whited
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Matilda''
Favorite food: Steak and mashed potatoes
Favorite song: "Ridin' Solo'' by Jason Derulo
Outside interests: Playing volleyball and basketball, reading and running
Favorite professional team: Indianapolis Colts
Favorite college team: University of Akron
Pro athlete most admired: Peyton Manning
Best athlete I ever played with: Kate Reese
Best athlete I ever competed against: Tamaqua's Allison Updike
Most influential person on my athletic career: My father, T.J., and mother, Lynn
Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to states last year in two events (javelin, long jump)
How I got my start in track and field: "I started in Mountain Top track and field, and I've been doing it ever since.''
Future goal: "To place at states and go to Akron and major in physical therapy.''