Poll results: Bellefonte track and field athlete named Centre County athlete of the week

A Bellefonte track and field athlete is the Centre County athlete of the week for the week of May 20-26, as selected by readers of

Bellefonte track and field had Centre County’s highest finish at the state championships, with Zane Hummel earning the silver medal in the long jump. He set a school record with a jump of 22-11.75.

He had 5,432 votes in the poll, or 66%.

Below is a look at the other nominees:

Tayten Yoder, Bald Eagle baseball: Bald Eagle baseball continued its defense of its state title by beating Mount Union in the District 6 Class 2A semifinals, with Tayten Yoder leading the way. Yoder, who is batting .382 this year and plays high level defense at second base, had three hits in his four at-bats with two of them being home runs.

Taylor Bumgardner, Penns Valley softball: Penns Valley softball may have come up short in the District 6 Class 2A semifinals against Bald Eagle, but Taylor Bumgardner threw a gem for the Rams from the circle. She tossed a one-hitter in the team’s 1-0 loss to the Eagles.

Greyson Kimler, Penns Valley track and field: Penns Valley’s Greyson Kimler was able to avenge his finals loss at districts in the 300m hurdles, besting Jasper Shepps of Juniata at states, although he was unable to qualify for the state finals in the event.

Sierra Albright, Bald Eagle softball: Bald Eagle softball’s Sierra Albright was dominant from the circle during the team’s two wins in the District 6 playoffs. Albright had 16 strikeouts and gave up one hit against Northern Cambria and had 12 strikeouts while giving up no hits for the Eagles against Penns Valley in a 1-0 win to qualify for states. She has 226 strikeouts this season in 138 innings pitched.

She came in second in the poll, with 2,747 votes, or 33%.

For the CDT’s Athlete of the Week polls this season, we will take nominations from all six county athletic departments for athlete of the week. Voting for this poll ended Sunday. As a reminder, the poll is not scientific and just for fun. In fact, we invite you to vote as many times as you want. Look for future polls at