Cumberland's Crawley named R.I. Gatorade Boys' Cross Country Runner of the Year
Cumberland High senior Trevor Crawley
CHICAGO --- Cumberland High cross country star Trevor Crawley added another accolade to his accomplishments on Thursday with his selection as the 2012-13 Gatorade Rhode Island Boysâ€™ Cross Country Runner of the Year.
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The award not only recognizes outstanding athletic excellent, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the race course.
Crawley, a senior, raced to the All-State Meetâ€™s individual state championship this past season in a time of 15:39.47 that helped the Clippers earn a fifth-place finish in the team standings and Crawley repeat as a First-Team All-State selection by the Rhode Island Track Coaches Association.
Crawley, who before that meet, won the Class A individual title in 15:52.20, went on to take second place at the New England Championships in a 16:14.21 time, sixth at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional Championships in 15:47.3, and 38th at the Foot Locker National Championships.
Also a talented distance runner on the Clippersâ€™ indoor and outdoor track and field teams, Crawley has maintained a B average in the classroom. In addition to participating in the National Guardâ€™s youth leadership program, Crawley has volunteered on behalf of the townâ€™s recreation department as a youth track and soccer instructor.
He remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.
â€śTrevor is a very dedicated, internally motivated young man,â€ť reported Cumberland head coach Tom Kenwood. â€śHe wants to win and pushes himself each and every day in practice and races. He is goal-oriented and sets high standards for himself, and so far, he has attained his goals.â€ť
Crawley joins an elite alumni association of past state award-winners in 12 sports, including Kevin Garnett, Derek Jeter, Candace Parker, and another running standout, Ryan Hall. He is also a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boysâ€™ Runner of the Year award to be announced later this month.