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Female Athlete of Week: Competitive drive fuels Huntingdon’s Goldstone

Name: Haley Goldstone

School: Huntingdon Area

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Swimming

Athlete of the week achievement: Goldstone won the 50-yard freestyle event and 100 freestyle in the District 6 Class 2A Swimming and Diving Championships. She also was second in the 400 free relay and third in the 200 medley relay.

Season update: Goldstone’s best times of the season are 24.46 in the 50 free and 54.61 in the 100 free.

Coach Melanie Varner’s quote: “Haley is a competitor and doesn’t like to lose. She gives 100 percent in every race she swims.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Elder

Favorite subject: Biology

Favorite movie: “Finding Nemo”

Favorite food: Grilled chicken

Favorite song: “Canon in D Major” by Pachelbel

Outside interests: Volleyball, interact, positive school wide, Key Club, Girl Scouts, spending time with friends and family

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: PSU women’s volleyball

Pro athlete most admired: Katie Ledecky

Best athlete I ever competed against: Tyrone’s Madison Coleman

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the 50 free at districts all four years of my high school career

How I got my start in swimming: “My parents signed my sister and I up for the local swim team when we were 4.”

Future goal: To major in biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University

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