Name: Jordyn Swogger
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.”