Name: Wade Endress
Sport: Cross country
Athlete of the week achievement: Set the Penn Track Invitational record this past weekend with a winning time of 15:26, while picking up victories over Gateway and Latrobe during a tri-meet.
Season update: Including the Big Valley Invitational to start the year, he has run three races this season, winning all three, and has finished each race in 17:18 or under.
Coach Lee Baranik's quote: "Wade is a leader and a fierce competitor who welcomes a challenge. He has enabled our team to win many meets because of often being the first finisher and keeping our team score so low."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Fox
Favorite subject: P.E.
Favorite movie: "Fight Club"
Favorite food: Chicken and waffles
Favorite song: "Right Above It" by Lil' Wayne
Outside interests: Hanging out with my friends.
Favorite professional team: Philadelphia Flyers
Favorite college team: PSU
Pro athlete most admired: Chris Solinsky
Best athlete I ever played with: Jordan Liberman
Best athlete I ever competed against: Brady Gehret
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Dave Endress
Proudest athletic achievement: "Winning the outdoor state team title last year."
How I got my start in cross country: "Got hurt playing ninth-grade football so I couldn't do that anymore so I got talked into trying cross country."
Future goal: "I want to compete in track and field and cross country at the collegiate level."