Star Female Athlete of the Week | Annaliese Niebauer | Sports

Last name: Annaliese Niebauer

School: Central Cambria

Age: 17

To note: 12

Sports: Cross-country and athletics

Parents: Matt and Heather Niebauer of Ebensburg

Sports achievements: In cross country, 2020 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Champion, member of the 2020 and 2021 PIAA Class 2A Finalist Team, 2021 District 6 Class 2A Champion, member of the 2019-21 LHAC and 2019-21 District 6 Championship Teams and 2021 all- LHAC selection; in track and field, 2021 all-LHAC selection and member of the 2022 PIAA Class 2A 3200 meter relay championship team.

Quote from the coach: “Annaliese has become not only an excellent runner, but also an excellent team player. Her attention is not limited to her personal goals, but even more so to those of the team. – Randy Wilson, cross country and track and field coach Central Cambria Women’s

Favorite subject: Science

Favorite movie: “Vana”

Favorite video game: “Sea of ​​Thieves”

Favorite food: Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Favorite teacher (and what he teaches): Ms. Reese, AP Literature

Favorite song: “Late Night Talking” by Harry Styles

Favorite app on your phone: instagram

Outside interests: Robotics and engineering

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why? : I should say a wolf. They are the primary endurance animal and they operate as a team to achieve greater goals.

Favorite sports team: North Carolina State Women’s Cross Country

Most Admired Athlete: North Carolina State cross country and track runner Katelyn Tuohy

Most influential person on my sports career: My trainer, Randy Wilson

The most impressive athlete you have faced: North Carolina State Freshman Olivia Haas

Most Proud Sporting Achievement: My team won the 2022 PIAA Class 2A girls 3200 meters relay title.

How I started: Running the Turkey Trot with my mother when I was little.

Future goal: Go to college and major in energy engineering.

–Jake Oswalt

Jake Oswalt is an editor for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter @TheWizOfOz11.

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