Work pays off for Lippincott

Name: Kaitlyn Lippincott

School: Bedford

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Lippincott won the long jump, high jump and shot put in a win over Chestnut Ridge and won the triple jump, high jump and shot put and finished second in the long jump in victories over Bishop McCort and Bishop Guilfoyle.

Season update: Lippincott has the top shot put (35 feet, 5 inches) in the area, the second-best long jump (15-7.25) and third-best triple jump (32-9.5) and high jump (5-0)

Coach Brian Creps’ quote: “She’s picking up where she left off last season and showing how she worked hard in the offseason to get in good shape to get ready for track season. It’s paying off here at the beginning of the season.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. David Wertz

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Soul Surfer”

Favorite food: Chocolate peanut butter ice cream

Favorite song: “Little Things” by One Direction

Outside interests: Volleyball, snow sports, going to the beach and being with my friends and family

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State women’s volleyball

Pro athlete most admired: Shawn Johnson

Best athlete I ever had as a teammate: Carrie Baker

Best athlete I ever competed against: Richland’s Paige Lumley

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts in two events and earning a silver medal on the balance beam at State Games of America for gymnastics

How I got my start in track and field: “I competed in the Hershey’s Track and Field Games when I was young and realized it was a sport I was not giving up.”

Future goal: To earn a medal at states for track and field and become a heptathlete