Hall overcomes injury

Name: Caitlyn Hall

School: Altoona Area

Age: 16

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Gymnastics

Athlete of the week achievement: Hall won the vault, bars and floor in wins over Ridgway and St. Marys to help Altoona finish the regular season with an 8-0 record. She also won the all-around against St. Marys.

Season update: Hall was the top point producer for the 8-0 Lady Lions, who will compete in the Central Pa Gymnastics League championship this weekend.

Coach Michele Corle’s quote: “She actually is recovering from a knee injury. She’s been working through the injury in practice both at the high school and her private club. The meet on Saturday [against St. Marys] was the first she’s done the all-around in awhile, and it was good to have her back. She’s a strong all-around gymnast.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Lowe

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “Titanic”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: Anything by Tenth Avenue North

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, track and field

Favorite professional team: Indianapolis Colts

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Shawn Johnson

Best athlete I ever played with: Hannah Mulhern

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bellefonte’s Cortney Fredericks

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents and coaches

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts last year and placing second in the silver division at states with my team

How I got my start in gymnastics: A girl came into my preschool to talk to us and I started doing flips and liked it

Future goal: I’d like to be a physical therapist