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Confidence key for Lions’ Adams

Name: Connor Adams

School: Altoona Area

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Track and field

Athlete of the week achievement: Adams won the 100-meter dash in 11.09 seconds in the Mountain Lion Track and Field Classic Class 3A division, helped the 400-meter relay team win in 42.26 and finished second in the long jump with a leap of 22-2. He also won all three events in a dual meet win over Bellefonte.

Season update: In the Mirror coverage area, Adams has the top long jump distance and 400 relay time. He has run the second fastest 100 dash.

Coach Mike Adams’ quote: “Connor has gained confidence over the course of the track season, and he is just starting to understand his potential. Coaching your son can be complicated, but I wouldn’t trade the memories we have had over the last four years for anything. I am extremely proud of him as both a coach and father, and I am excited to see what he accomplishes at districts and states.”

Favorite subject: Broadcasting

Favorite movie: “Step Brothers”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: “No Hands” by Waka Flocka Flame

Outside interests: Sports, being with friends

Favorite professional team: Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: LeBron James

Best athlete I ever competed against: Meadville’s Journey Brown

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad

Proudest athletic achievement: Making all Mid-Penn team for football

How I got my start in track and field: “I liked the sport and wanted to be around my friends.”

Future goal: Medal at states

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