Athlete of the week: Laney Babo

Laney Babo is a member of the Northwood girls’ track team


Laney Babo, a member of Northwood’s girls’ track team, earns athlete of the week honors for the week of May 13.

Babo, a sophomore, won her first outdoor track and field state championship Friday, claiming the 2A girl’s pole vault state title. She successfully vaulted 11 feet in the state competition, which was at least two more feet than any other competitor.

Babo recently won the 2024 1A/2A indoor girls’ pole vault state title in February, clearing 10 feet, 6 inches. She was the only Charger to win a state title in Friday’s meet.