Name: Gus Yahner
School: Northern Cambria
Sport: Track and field
Athlete of the week achievement: Yahner broke a 31-year-old record in the pole vault by clearing 15 feet, 3 inches in the District 6 Class AA Track and Field Championships.
Season update: Yahner had cleared 15-0 1/2 at the Heritage Conference Championships a week before getting 15-3 at districts.
Coach Fred Montanaro's quote: "I find Gus to be an extremely hard worker. He's very dilligent about his practice time and he works very hard. He's very dedicated at trying to hit the 16-foot mark.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Suwinski
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Rocky''
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite music artist: Aerosmith
Outside interests: Cross country, wrestling, hunting, fishing, hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite college team: Penn State wrestling
Pro athlete most admired: Evgeni Malkin
Best athlete I ever had as a teammate: Tyler Olish
Best athlete I ever competed against: Penn Cambria wrestler Evan Link
Most influential person on my athletic career: My father (Rob Yahner), Hayley Paronish and Rob Wahl
Proudest athletic achievement: Jumping 15-3 and breaking the district record
How I got my start in pole vaulting: "I was dragged into it by my friend, Nolan Paronish, in seventh grade.''
Future goal: Graduate from college and become a doctor