Few Boyertown High athletes can boast the medals and records that senior Alexandra Heuer has already collected while on the winter and spring Lady Bear track teams. She still has the rest of the winter track season and an entire spring season to add to that total.
Last week, Heuer took care of where she will be competing next year, when she signed her letter of intent to join the University of Delaware track team.
“It was a beautiful campus, a great atmosphere with strong academics,” said Heuer, an honor student who will major in biology at Delaware. “I feel I will be a great fit to the track team.”
Heuer competes in the triple jump, the hurdles and is a member of the 4 x 400 relay team on the Lady Bears. During her high school career she has earned four district medals and three state track medals. She owns the school record in the triple jump, and the 300 meter hurdles. Her relay team also has a school record to its credit.
“Alex is an extremely talented and versatile athlete,” said Boyertown girls’ winter track coach Joe McGlinchey. “What sets her apart is her dedicated work ethic and fierce competitive drive. She works diligently at all of her events and she absolutely hates to lose. The University of Delaware should be a great fit for her. She’s surely a great catch for them.”
Heuer gives a lot of credit to McGlinchey for her success in the sport, as well as to Dave Hartman (head BASH girls’ spring track coach) and Ron Livers (BASH jumping and hurdles coach).
“I’m very thankful for all of my coaches who worked together to make me the best athlete I can be,” said Heuer. “I’m very fortunate that I was able to accomplish so many goals during my track career at BASH, and I had such an amazing support system behind me.”
Heuer, the daughter of Troy and Tracy Heuer, also considered Villanova and Monmouth universities before choosing the University of Delaware.