Wertz

Bellwood-Antis’ Joe Wertz has been named The Daily Herald’s Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending on May 11.

Wertz broke the shot put record at the Inter-County Conference meet with a distance of 50-2 1/2, breaking the mark that was set in 2009.

“That was really big for Joe,” said Bellwood-Antis coach Nick Lovrich. “Last year, districts was kind of a springboard for him. He took fourth as a freshman, and I think that just helped him with his confidence for this year. He’s been throwing very consistent in shot and discus.”

Name: Joe Wertz

School, grade: Bellwood-Antis, 10

Sport: track and field

Hobbies: football, lifting weights, video games

Favorite subject: world cultures

Favorite food: fried rice

Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite athlete: none

Best athletic achievement: ”Reaching the 50 feet mark in shot put at the ICC Meet.”

Future goal: ”Reach 60 feet in shot put.”

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