Name: Faith Leri
School: Juniata Valley
Sport: Track and field
Athlete of the week achievement: Leri won the high, long and triple jumps at the Inter-County Conference Championships and also won the same three events at the team's own invitational.
Season update: Leri has cleared 5 feet, 2 inches in the high jump, leaped 15-5 in the long jump and 31-10 in the triple jump.
Coach Suz Price's quote: "She's one of the most talented jumpers I've ever seen. She works hard - sometimes she drives herself too hard.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Thomas
Favorite subject: English
Favorite movie: "Up''
Favorite food: Beef and noodles
Favorite song: No preference
Outside interests: Reading, writing, going out with friends
Favorite professional team: No preference
Favorite college team: Penn?State
Pro athlete most admired: No preference
Best athlete I ever had as a teammate: Haley Myers
Best athlete I ever competed against: Tyrone's Erika Voyzey
Most influential person on my athletic career: My mom
Proudest athletic achievement: "The greatest achievement I could have is getting better. No trophy can compare to knowing that inside I'm becoming the athlete I want to be.''
How I got my start in track and field: "I was leaving a basketball game my freshman year when Coach Price stopped me in the hallway and said, 'You could jump out of this gym if you wanted to! Have you ever thought about doing track?'''
Future goal: "I plan on going to college for biology and hope to be a part of the track and/or volleyball programs.''