Athlete of the Week: Cate Baran


Emma Hoover

Cate Baran finishing the 100 backstroke

Name: Cate Baran

Sport: Swimming

Grade: 11


District qualifier in the 50 and 100 free and 100 back. Two second place finishes vs Huntingdon in the 50 and the 100 free.

Coach Tom Getz’s quote:

“Cate is one of the hardest workers we have on the team and consistently has some great races for us.  She’s very versatile in the pool and can get us points in a lot of different races.”

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Cate Baran: “I had recently quit gymnastics and needed something new to do”

EE: What other sports do you play?

CB: “Soccer and Softball”

EE: Favorite sports team?

CB: “Pittsburgh Pirates”

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

CB: “Antonio Brown”

EE: Favorite Food?

CB: “Mac and cheese”

EE: What is your favorite part of the sport you play?

CB: “Swim meets and trying to beat my best time”

EE: What is your greatest memory from this sport?

CB: “Going to districts”

EE: What is your greatest motivation to succeed?

CB: My friends & family”

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

CB: “Breathing is for the weak”

EE: What are your future goals?

CB: “To go to college and play softball in college”