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Fort LeBoeuf track stars voted Erie County Athletes of the Week

By on April 6, 2022 0

Two track and field stars from Fort LeBoeuf were the winners of this week’s Erie County Athlete of the Week polls.

Audrey Friedman was Female Athlete of the Week and Hayden Skinner was Male Athlete of the Week. They will be featured in the Top Performers article in Sunday’s print edition of the Erie Times-News.

Here is an overview of the athletes of the week:

ERIE COUNTY FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Audrey Friedman, Fort LeBoeuf Athletics: The Penn State University rookie opened his 2022 season with a big push, winning two events at the Igloo Invitational in Altoona.

The eldest won her specialty, the javelin, with a 133-foot-1 throw. This throw is Pennsylvania’s longest in the javelin event at the start of the season.

Friedman also won the shot put in Altoona with a distance of 37 feet, 6½ inches.

She received overwhelming support in this week’s poll, claiming 680 of 1,846 votes, which represents 36.84% of the vote.

MALE COUNTY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Hayden Skinner, Fort Le Boeuf

Hayden Skinner, Fort LeBoeuf Athletics: Skinner opened his senior season in impressive fashion at the Igloo Invitational in Altoona.

He won the gold medal in the 110 meter hurdles with a meet record time of 14.97 seconds.

Skinner also won silver in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40.65 seconds.

His two times were extremely quick for an early season encounter.

Skinner received 430 of 1,330 votes. It was good for 32.33% of the votes.

Athlete of the week polls

Each week in the spring, Erie Times-News staff members will select nominees for Female Athlete of the Week and Male Athlete of the Week.

Two polls will be posted on GoErie.com/sports each Monday at 5 p.m., and voting will continue until Wednesday at 5 p.m. Voting will be limited to one per computer user or one per network. We invite readers to support their favorite athlete by sharing the polls and spreading the word on social media.

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The two winners will be featured in this story and in the story of Erie County’s Top Artists in the print edition of The Times-News each Sunday.

Readers can nominate an athlete for the polls by emailing [email protected] with “Athlete of the Week Nominated” in the subject line. Include the athlete’s school, sport, grade level, and a breakdown of their accomplishments from the previous week.

We do not promise that all applicants will be used, but we will consider all nominations.

Here are this week’s polls: