Track: Keystone Oaks junior puts forth big-time performance

Written by Brad Everett on .

It's not often you see a high school gymnast excel in another sport. That's what makes Tara Gologram's story so unique.

Gologram, a junior at Keystone Oaks, is an accomplished gymnast who in February placed third in the all-around competition at the WPIAL championships.

That success has carried over to the track, and Gologram got off to a tremendous start to the season at the South Hills Classic last Saturday. Gologram competed in four events and claimed first place in all of them, making her the only athlete to win four gold medals. She won the 100-meter dash and swept the jumping competitions, winning the high jump, long jump and triple jump.

Gologram's leap of 16 feet, 11 inches in the long jump would have qualified her for the PIAA 2A championships last season. Her best finish at the WPIAL championships a season ago came in the 100, where she placed eighth.