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CC’s Cree provides leadership

Name: Toby Cree

School: Central Cambria

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Cross country

Athlete of the week achievement: Cree placed eighth individually with a time of 17:07 and helped Central Cambria finish as the PIAA Class 2A runner-up as a team, the Red Devils’ best finish in program history.

Season update: Cree won the District 6 2A championship in Reedsville with a time of 16:18 after finishing fourth individually last year.

Coach Randy Wilson’s quote: “Toby is a special athlete, he’s not only an incredible athlete, but an equally incredible leader. He’s a super humble young man who only cared about team success and never his own. He never settles, whether it’s in the classroom or the weight room. It was an honor to coach him.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Wagner

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith”

Favorite food: Gibble’s potato chips

Favorite song: “Somebody to Love” by Jefferson Airplane

Outside interests: Bike riding, watching TV, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge

Best athlete I ever competed against: Lewisburg’s Jacob Hess

Most influential person on my athletic career: Bryce Descavish

Proudest athletic achievement: “Finishing second (as a team) in states with a group of teammates that I’ve been running with for years.”

How I got my start in cross country: “Randy (Wilson) saw me in the hallways and told me I was running and coming to practice that week. Ever since that day six years ago, I’ve been running with Randy.”

Future goal: Have a track season and help contribute points for the team this year

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