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Jordyn Swogger

April 9, 2013
The Altoona Mirror

Name: Jordyn Swogger

School: Tyrone

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Swogger placed first in the 200- and 400-meter dashes in a triangular meet against Penns Valley and Philipsburg-Osceola, as well as in a tri-meet with DuBois and Elk County Catholic, then while competing against 32 other teams, took first again in the same two events at the Altoona Igloo Invitational.

Season update: Swogger's best time in the 200 this season is 26.1 and the best time in the 400 is 1:00.73.

Coach Chris Shedd's quote: "Anyone who has ever competed against her knows she is one of the most competitive athletes you will ever meet. She does not quit. She does not give up. I have had several good athletes over my years here at Tyrone, and she is as good as any of them."

Favorite teacher: Mr. Shedd

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: "Remember the Titans"

Favorite food: Buffalo chicken pizza

Favorite song: "Stay" by Rhianna

Outside interests: Skiing and playing basketball

Favorite professional team: Dallas Cowboys

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: LeBron James

Best athlete I ever played with: Olivia Stever

Best athlete I ever competed against: Penns Valley's Caroline Darr

Most influential person on my athletic career: My grandfather, Thomas Hileman

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Mountain League championship in basketball.

How I got my start in track and field: "My sister used to run track, and since I played basketball, I figured it keeps me in shape.''

Future goal: "Go to college and possibly play sports at that level.''

 
 
 

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