Gerwert’s raising the bar

Name: Lexi Gerwert

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Gerwert broke her own school record in the pole vault by clearing a height of 11 feet, 2 inches in a meet with Juniata Valley and Southern Fulton.

Season update: Gerwert earned a PIAA Class 2A silver medal last year by clearing 11-0 and has already cleared 11-2 this season.

Coach Julie Roseborough’s quote: “Lexi’s worked hard for four years to get to where she is. She’s still improving. She works hard at it every day and is real positive to coach.”

Favorite teacher: Miss Clippard

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “Zootopia”

Favorite food: Chicken salads

Favorite artist: Post Malone

Outside interests: Coaching gymnastics and weight lifting

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Nastia Liukin

Best athlete I ever competed against: South Williamsport’s Katie Jones

Most influential person on my athletic career: My father, Jimmy

Proudest athletic achievement: “Being able to make it to states after my back surgery my freshman year.”

How I got my start in track and field: “My father was a pole vaulter. When I signed up for track, he wanted me to do it.”

Future goal: Continue my track career in college