With her athletic docket jammed, Katie Gable has a lot going on this spring. So it’s a good thing that she’s fast, because it allows her to arrive at the appointed time.
The fleet Gable is actually splitting her time this season at Cedar Crest between two athletic endeavors, softball and track and field. And it just so happens that she is using her speed to excel in both.
Last week, Gable enjoyed a big week, and because she did, she helped both the Falcon softballers and thinclads to emerge victorious.
Early in the week, Gable produced the game-winning hit in a Cedar Crest softball triumph over Penn Manor. With her team down a run, Gable had jump-started her team wither her legs, and inspiring the comeback.
On Thursday, Gable’s speed was instrumental in the Falcon girls’ track and field team sweeping Lebanon County rivals Annville-Cleona and Lebanon High. Gable won the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and anchored Cedar Crest’s victorious sprint relay team.
In softball, Gable is a terror on the base paths, disrupting pitchers and applying pressure to the opponents’ defense. In track and field, Gable has provided a boost and helped fill a need that the Falcons had in the sprints.
Though playing two varsity sports in one scholastic season is a challenge, Gable has stayed true to her commitments to both programs.