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A healthy Howe gets Tigers off and running

Name: Trent Howe

School: Hollidaysburg Area

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Won the 100-meter dash and 400 dash at the Altoona Igloo Invitational. He also won both of those events, as well as the 400 relay, in a dual meet with Central Cambria and a tri-meet with Bellwood-Antis and Bishop Guilfoyle.

Season update: Howe leads the area with a time of 11.34 seconds in the 100 dash and 51.32 in the 400.

Coach Adam Ulery’s quote: “He’s a very hard worker and a very intelligent runner. He hasn’t been on the radar throughout his career, because he’s been injured the last two years with a hamstring. We’ve known he’s talented since his freshman year, and this year he’s finally healthy and is having a great opening to the season and has room to improve, especially in the 400.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Cyran

Favorite subject: Java

Favorite movie: “Catch Me If You Can”

Favorite food: Peanut butter

Favorite song: “Someday” by The Strokes

Outside interests: Singing, quiz team, indoor soccer

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite college team: Villanova basketball

Pro athlete most admired: Steve Prefontaine

Best athlete I ever competed against: Altoona’s Mitchell Lawhead

Most influential person on my athletic career: Adam Ulery

Proudest athletic achievement: Being able to run at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia

How I got my start in track and field: “I started in seventh grade because I always thought I was fast growing up (even when I wasn’t).”

Future goal: Graduate college with a degree in computer engineering and enter the tech industry.

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