Lindsey enjoys hot start

Name: Kyle Lindsey

School: Hollidaysburg

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Lindsey won the long jump and high jump at the Altoona Igloo Invitational on Saturday. He also won all three jumping events in a triangular meet against Bellwood-Antis and Bishop Guilfoyle.

Season update: Lindsey has the top high jump (6 feet, 2 inches) and long jump (21-1) in the area this season. He also has the third-best triple jump (40-7).

Coach Adam Ulery’s quote: “Kyle is the most humble kid you’d ever meet. He’s never conceited. He’s probably the most naturally-talented athlete I’ve ever coached, and I’ve coached some good athletes. He always works hard. He set a goal to win districts in the long and the high, and he’s off to a great start.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. McCloskey

Favorite subject: Science

Favorite movie: “Predator”

Favorite food: Honey BBQ chicken melt

Favorite song: “Ace of Spades” by Motorhead

Outside interests: Dirtbike riding, skiing

Favorite professional team: Indianapolis Colts

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Travis Pastrana

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Parker Givler

Most influential person on my athletic career: Parker Givler

Proudest athletic achievement: Earned track MVP at the West Perry Invitational

How I got my start in track and field: “Thought it looked cool. I was always interested in the sport, so I thought I’d give it a try.”

Future goal: “Be the best I can and have fun.”

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