Hannah Mulhern

Name: Hannah Mulhern

School: Altoona

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Mulhern established a new District 6 Class AAA Track and Field Championships record by clearing 12 feet, 5 inches in the pole vault.

Season update: Mulhern’s 12-5 also broke her own school record of 12-4 she set earlier this season.

Coach Steve Rhodes’ quote: “Hannah had a great District 6 meet, and it was good to see her consistent in her jumps. She’s been among the state leaders all season, and I’m sure she’s looking forward to competing with the best vaulters in Pennsylvania at the state championships later this week. She’s certainly earned her place as the best we’ve ever had in this event.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Sipes

Favorite subject: Broadcasting

Favorite movie: “Heaven is for Real”

Favorite food: Chipotle

Favorite song: “This Is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line

Outside interests: Gymnastics, hanging out with friends with family, Young Life

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Mary Saxer

Best athlete I ever had as a teammate: Abby Wagner

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hempfield’s Bridget Guy

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

Proudest athletic achievement: Getting to compete at nationals and the Penn Relays

How I got my start in pole vaulting: “I went to a pole vault clinic in seventh and eighth grade.”

Future goal: To be successful and keep improving at Penn State University