Frazier’s capability comes through

Darcie Frazier

Name: Darcie Frazier

School: Hollidaysburg Area

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Frazier won three events in Hollidaysburg’s 86-64 win over Bellwood-Antis and 104-33 win over Bishop Guilfoyle. She jumped 17 feet to win the long jump, ran 26.3 seconds in the 200-meter dash and anchored the winning 4×100 relay.

Season update: Hollidaysburg is 2-0

Coach Don Tantius’ quote: “She is probably one of the most capable athletes I have ever coached. She can come out and run sprints and do jumps, and I even had her in some throws last year. She’s going to be a multi-event athlete at the next level.”

Favorite teacher: Miss Cyran

Favorite subject: Physical education

Favorite movie: “Phantom of the Opera”

Favorite food: Ribs

Favorite song: “I Don’t Dance,” by Lee Brice

Outside interests: Going out on hikes, exploring new nature spots

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Naval Academy

Pro athlete most admired: Allyson Felix

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Ali Wyland

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad (David)

Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to the Junior Olympics national meet in Kansas in the heptathlon and long jump

How I got my start in track and field: “The (Hollidaysburg Area YMCA) program. Tom Kopriva introduced me to track.”

Future goal: To get into the Naval Academy for college