Sports Feature: Emma Mangel

Emma Mangel in front of the track record board.

By: Gwen MacConnell/Co-Sports Editor

Senior Emma Mangel is a very valuable athlete and team player for our school. She participates in basketball and her personal favorite, track.

Mangel’s goals for this current track season are to make it to districts in both discus and shot-put, and to beat the school discus record. To achieve these goals, Mangel says she will work hard everyday, never miss a practice, and have confidence.

When asked about how the track season is looking so far, Mangel answered with, “It is great because there are a lot of new members that are up for the hard work and challenges.”

She also says there are many underclassmen that have really stepped up and have shown a strong dedication to having a positive impact on the team. It will be very exciting to see how the season turns out because the athletes on the team are very determined and put in their best effort.

Mangel was asked who her biggest rival was for this track season, and her answer was incredible. She claimed that her biggest rival is herself. She has many personal goals that she wants to get past and it starts with having the right mindset, being confident, and pushing herself beyond what she has already accomplished.

Mangel’s hard work and dedication to her sports make her an amazing team player and will help her later on in life. She is committed to Wilkes University and will be studying nursing. She does not plan on playing competitive sports in college, but she wants to continue to work out while away at school.

She plans to hopefully be able to coach a high school track team.

Mangel is driven and committed to excelling and succeeding in everything that she does. She has a very bright future ahead of her.


Gwen MacConnell is a senior and this is her first year in journalism. Gwen is on the basketball team, track team, and her personal favorite, the golf team. Besides being active in sports, she loves music, hanging out with her friends, and attending Penn State football games with her family.