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Name: Chesney Saltsgiver

School: Tyrone

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Saltsgiver was named the girls outstanding jumper at the Bellwood-Antis Invitational after winning the long and triple jump events. She also finished second in the 100-meter dash and was part of the winning 400-meter relay team to help the Tyrone girls win the team title. At the Mountain Lion Classic, she was also part of the winning 400-meter relay team, finished second in the 100-meter dash, finished third in the long jump and placed fifth in the high jump.

Season update: Saltsgiver has the top time in the 100-meter dash (12.57) in the Altoona Mirror’s Honor Roll, is third in the long jump (16-1) and second in the triple jump (36-6.5).

Coach Brad Kanuch’s quote: “Chesney is just that person that is the last one to leave every day, because she’s working on all her events. She always wants to get better and is always pushing herself to be the best athlete that she can be.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Taylor

Favorite subject: Anatomy

Favorite movie: “Spiderman: Far from Home”

Favorite food: Wings

Favorite song: “I Love this Life” by LOCASH

Outside interests: Basketball and hanging out with my friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bedford’s Grace Sarver

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Christie and Jim Saltsgiver

Proudest athletic achievement: Running a 12.57 in the 100-meter dash and getting close to the school record.

How I got my start in track and field: “I started in seventh grade because my uncle did track, and I remember liking to watch, and I fell in love with it ever since.”

Future goal: Win districts and go to states

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