Krug’s work pays off for BC

Name: Britt Krug

School: Bishop Carroll Catholic

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Placed first in the javelin and shot put and finished third in the discus in helping the BC girls take second at the United Invitational. She also won the same three events in a tri-meet sweep of Richland and Somerset.

Season update: Krug leads the area with a throw of 134 feet, 2 inches in the javelin and a 33-7 in the shot.

Coach Phil Woo’s quote: “She put the time in the weight room. She’s been going three times a week since November. Our primary goal was to rehab her fractured leg and not put too much stress on it. She’s — knock on wood — 100 percent healthy.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Dunlap

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: “Captain America”

Favorite food: Chinese

Favorite song: “Unanswered Prayers” by Garth Brooks

Outside interests: Reading, playing basketball, going on hikes with my family

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Pitt Panthers

Pro athlete most admired: Peyton Manning

Best athlete I ever competed against: Penn Cambria’s Jadyn Tiracave

Most influential person on my athletic career: “My dad (Patrick), because we’ve been learning this together, and Coach Woo and my other coaches.”

Proudest athletic achievement: Overcoming the stress fracture in her left tibia her junior year to sign with the University of South Florida on a track scholarship.

How I got my start in track and field: “I always used to play softball — I was a catcher and had a decent arm — so my dad asked me to try the javelin. The first time I picked it up, I held it backwards, but after a few practices I fell in love with it.”

Future goal: To someday obtain a Ph.D. in English and settle down with a family

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