Athletes of the Week: Girls 4×100 Relay

Brianna Foy, Elise Gailey, Mackenzie Latchford, Natalie Saltsgiver

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Athletes of the Week: Girls 4×100 Relay

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Names: Brianna Foy, Elise Gailey, Mackenzie Latchford, Natalie Saltsgiver

Sport: Track

Accomplishment: 

The 4 x 100 relay team of McKenzie Latchford, Elise Gailey, Brianna Foy, and Natalie Saltsgiver broke the Tyrone school record at the State Championship Meet in Shippensburg with a time of 51.25. The previous record of 51.33 was set in 2013 by Michaela Diehl, Lexi Patton, Erika Voyzey and Jordyn Swogger. With two juniors and two freshman, all four will be back next year! Congratulations girls! #TyroneProud


Name: Brianna Foy

Grade: 11


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

Brianna Foy: When I was working out for volleyball, Mr. Everhart told me I should do track.

EE: What other sports do you play?

BF: Volleyball

EE: Favorite sports team?

BF: Eagles

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

BF: N/A

EE: What is your favorite food?

BF: Steak

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

BF: I like the triple jump the most, but still love the 4×100.

EE: What is your greatest memory from this sport?

BF: Going to districts seated 4th and getting first, then going to states. Also beating the school record.

EE: What is your greatest motivation to succeed?

BF: I don’t like losing so I push myself as hard as possible.

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

BF: Never give up and always push yourself. Never quit.

EE: What are your future goals?

BF: Get 1st in districts again and go to states.


Name: Elise Gailey

Grade: 11


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

Elise Gailey: 6th grade track and field day at Hollidaysburg

EE: What other sports do you play?

EG: Basketball

EE: Favorite sports team?

EG: The Pittsburgh Pirates

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

EG: Allyson Felix

EE: What is your favorite food?

EG: Buff-Chick Dip

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

EG: Seeing my teammates excel and the adrenaline before a race.

EE: What is your greatest memory from this sport?

EG: Winning Districts and breaking the school record.

EE: What is your greatest motivation to succeed?

EG: Doing a hard workout then seeing my times drop.

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

EG: ALWAYS take a PGP before running.

EE: What are your future goals?

EG: Get another chance at states and podium.


Name: Mackenzie Latchford

Grade: 9


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

Mackenzie Latchford: 8th-grade year

EE: What other sports do you play?

ML: Soccer

EE: Favorite sports team?

ML: I don’t really watch pro sports.

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

ML: N/A

EE: What is your favorite food?

ML: Pizza

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

ML: The competitiveness

EE: What is your greatest memory from this sport?

ML: Making it to states and breaking the school record.

EE: What is your greatest motivation to succeed?

ML: The driving force of the team and how we just want to keep getting better.

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

ML: Don’t give up because you could lose your chance to succeed.

EE: What are your future goals?

ML: Keep pushing myself and progressively get better throughout the years.


Name: Natalie Saltsgiver

Grade: 9


EE: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Natalie Saltsgiver: In elementary school, I always looked forward to track and field day, my uncle also played.

EE: What other sports do you play?

NS: Soccer

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

NS: The Steelers

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

NS: Ju Ju Smith-Shuster

EE: Favorite Food?

NS: Steak

EE: What is your favorite part about the sport?

NS: It’s individual but we all support each other as a team and cheer for everyone.

EE: What is your greatest memory from this sport?

NS: Going to states my freshman year.

EE: What is your greatest motivation to succeed?

NS: Emma Getz’s support, my family, and my team.

EE: What advice would you give to younger athletes?

NS: Keep working and it will pay off, if you have a couple of bad days, just remember to keep trying.

EE: What are your future goals?

NS: Placing top 3 at districts for the high jump.

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