Flaugh making an impact
Name: Taylor Flaugh
Athlete of the week achievement: Flaugh won the gold medal in the 200-yard freestyle event in the District 6 Class AA Championships. She also earned silvers in the 500 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay.
Season update: Flaugh will compete in the 200 freestyle at states in two weeks. Her time of 2:00.69 at districts was a school record and personal best.
Coach Amanda Herr’s quote: “She has steadily gotten better all year. All of her times at districts were personal bests.”
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Roth
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”
Favorite food: Cookie dough
Favorite song: “Hall of Fame” by The Script featuring will.i.am
Outside interests: Running, shopping
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn St.
Pro athlete most admired: Michael Phelps
Best athlete I ever played with: Liz Brown
Best athlete I ever competed against: State College’s Juliet Garrigan
Most influential person on my athletic career: “My parents, Dave and Rhonda, and my coaches.”
Proudest athletic achievement: “Winning districts my freshman year.”
How I got my start in swimming: “I swam for the Garver YMCA in the summer I was going into fifth grade.”
Future goal: “To swim for a Division I college.”