Julia Laiuvara-Beading

About This Inductee

At Hanover Area, Julia competed in track & field throughout junior and senior high school. In 7th and 8th grade she was district champ in the 100m, 400m and 800m, setting district records in the 400 and 800m. Julia was cross country district champ in 8th grade. During her freshman year she captured district titles in the 200m, 400m and 300H. Julia became the first freshman in the Wyoming Valley Conference to win a state title. Throughout 10th and 11th grade she garnered 8 gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 400 and 300H, setting district records in the 200m (25.5 district/school record) and 300h (45.0 district and school record) which still stand today. She went on to win state titles in the 300H both years and placed 4th in the 200m. In her sophomore and junior years she was district diving champion making her the first ever to repeat as district champ. Her senior year she won district titles in the 200m and 300H, placing second in the 400m. At state she placed fourth and became the first female in P.I.A.A. to ever win 4 state titles in the same even, making her part of state history. She was named to the All State team and twice voted MVP. Julia excelled in cross country 4 years and helped the team win 3 district titles. Her jersey was retired by Hanover Area for her many accomplishments. Julia continued her athletic career at Kent State University where she competed in the 200H indoors and the 400H outdoors, setting conference/facility records in the 200H with a time of 26.51. As a senior she competed in relays and the 400H, setting the school record with a time of 57.92, making her the first in school history to break the minute barrier in the event. Julia went on to compete in the NCAA and USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Presently living in Follansbee, WV, Julia is teaching physical education in Brilliant, Ohio and the head varsity track coach. She is married to Vee Jay Beadling, Jr. and they are the parents of two: Madison and Cal.