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Mountain Echo

The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

Two weeks for two records

Marli Closson
Making Mt. Lion history. Gabrielle Filer (left) and Clarissa Long (right) smile big after breaking school records.

Within two weeks of each other, two school records for the same sport were broken.  Junior Clarissa Long broke the original record for girls’ golf with her score of 43 against State College on August 28. 14 days later, Sophomore Gabrielle Filer broke the newest record with her score of 40 against Philipsburg.

“I have been playing golf since I was nine,” Filer said. “I didn’t even know I broke the record until afterwards, but it was an amazing feeling. I was so proud of myself.”

This may seem as if it would raise tension between the two girls, but they bond over it instead.

“We’re actually really good friends,” Long said. “At first I was a little upset because I had just gotten the record and worked really hard for it, but it’s fine because records are made to be broken. I was really happy and proud of her overall.”

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Megan Shultz, Associate Editor
My name is Megan Shultz, and I am an associate editor on the Mt. Echo staff. Ever since I was young I would spend my free time writing stories for my family. Now, entering my senior year, I still get excited to show them my work. When I'm not reading or writing, I love to dance and hangout with my friends. Once I graduate, I hope to attend Mount Aloysius for their sonography program. Until then, I'm looking forward to my senior year and the awesome memories I will make.

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