Athletes of the Week: Mackenzie Latchford and Keegan Gwinn

May 16, 2022

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Mackenzie Latchford

Athlete of the Week: Mackenzie Latchford

Name:  Mackenzie Latchford 

Sport: Track  

Grade: Senior  

Accomplishments: 200 meter dash Champion and new Mountain League record holder.  On the Champion 4*100 team.  Prior D6 champion in the 100 and 2300

Coach Brad Kanuch quote:  ¨Kenz is a workhorse.  She is continuously asked to do so much and does it with a smile on her face and toughness in her heart.  She has been an absolute pleasure to coach these last four years and has put in so much extra work in the off season.¨


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

Mackenzie Latchford: ¨I first got involved in track in 8th grade after quitting gymnastics and Tammy Wills convinced me to try it out.¨

EE: What other sports do you play?

ML: Soccer

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

ML: Pittsburgh Penguins 

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

ML: Allyson Felix 

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

ML: ¨I admire my parents because they are always there to love and support me no matter what.¨

EE: Favorite band /musician?

ML: Luke Combs 

EE: Favorite movie/show?

ML: Deadpool 

EE: Favorite food?

ML: Chicken Fajitas   

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

ML: ¨Never give up. It is not going to be easy, so you have to push yourself in order to succeed.¨

EE: What are your future goals?

ML: ¨Attend Clarion University to pursue a degree in nursing while also competing on their track team. Eventually, I hope to get my doctorate degree to become a CRNA.¨ 

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Emma Getz is a Senior this year and it is her first year joining the Eagle Eye staff. This past summer she traveled with her family to the beach. She loves...

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Keegan Gwinn

Athlete of the Week: Keegan Gwinn

Name: Keegan Gwinn

Sport: Track

Grade: Senior 

Accomplishments:  Mountain League Champion in the javelin with a new personal record of 171-8 

Coach Quote: “Keegan has really come strong for us.  He has been outstanding this year and has continued to get better every meet.  He also has been staying extra at practice so he can continue to get better.”


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

Keegan Gwin: “I was bored of basketball and COVID really put a damper on my tenth-grade year so I decided to join.”

EE: What other sports do you play?

KG: Basketball and Football 

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

KG: LA Dodgers and Pittsburgh Steelers

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

KG: Brad Kanuch 

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

KG: Deegan Baldauf because of his attitude and leadership is a great role model for me.

EE: Favorite band /musician?

KG: Pooh Shelsty 

EE: Favorite movie/show?

KG: Spaceballs 

EE: Favorite food?

KG: Half a pack of raw hot dogs 

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

KG: “Always keep working because it will pay off.”

EE: What are your future goals?

KG: “Throw in college maybe.”

About the Writer
Photo of Emma Getz
Emma Getz, staff writer

Emma Getz is a Senior this year and it is her first year joining the Eagle Eye staff. This past summer she traveled with her family to the beach. She loves...

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