Goldstone shines at districts
Name: Haley Goldstone
School: Huntingdon Area
Athlete of the week achievement: Goldstone won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.36 seconds and the 100 free in 54.27, was part of the 200 medley relay that won in 1:55.06 and the 400 free relay in 3:49.91 at the District 6 Class 2A Championships, leading the Lady Bearcats to the team title.
Season update: Goldstone is unbeaten in the 100 free and once-beaten in the 50 free this season.
Coach Melanie Varner’s quote: “She’s a fighter for sure. Despite knee problems, she still wins gold and helps the team win a team championship. She doesn’t like to lose.”
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Toni Bucynski
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: “Finding Nemo”
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite song: “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel.
Outside interests: Volleyball, kayaking, hiking, skiing, hanging out with friends, coaching younger kids in the summer
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Favorite college team: Texas A&M football
Pro athlete most admired: Simone Biles
Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Shani Evans
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad
Proudest athletic achievement: Having five school records
How I got my start in swimming: “I began swimming competitively at 4 with encouragement and support from my parents.”
Future goal: “To swim at Texas A&M and pursue a career in medical engineering.”