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THE WINNER: Trevor Crawley
School: Cumberland (R.I.)
Athletic achievement: He raced to the All-State Meet individual state championship this past season with a time of 15:39.47, leading the Clippers to fifth place as a team. A First Team All-State selection as named by the Providence Journal and Rhode Island Track Coaches Association, Crawley also won the Class A individual title in 15:52.20. Crawley captured second place at the New England Championships with a time of 16:14.21, placed sixth at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional Championships in 15:47.3 and finished 38th at the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. He concluded his senior season unbeaten against Rhode Island competition.
Academic excellence: Also a track standout, Crawley has maintained a B average in the classroom.
Exemplary character: In addition to participating in the National Guard’s youth leadership program, he has volunteered on behalf of Cumberland’s recreation department, where he has also donated his time as a youth track and soccer instructor.
“Trevor is a very dedicated, internally motivated young man,” said Cumberland head coach Thomas Kenwood. “He wants to win and pushes himself each and every day in practice and races. He is goal-oriented, sets high standards for himself and so far has attained the goals.”
THE FUTURE: Crawley remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.
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