ZACHARY TRAUL

Roseburg senior

Sport: Cross country.

Age: 17.

Other Interests/Hobbies: Track & field, learning languages, volunteering, National Honor Society.

GPA: 4.0.

College Plans: Unsure, considering running in college.

Favorite Athlete: Joshua Cheptegei, Ugandan distance runner who won the 2019 world cross country championship.

Performance: Won the Umpqua Invite in Roseburg last week with a time of 15 minutes, 39 seconds over 5,000 meters, a course PR. Has fastest time among Southwest Conference runners this fall.

Quotable: “Mentally I’m feeling really confident in my running and physically my form is good. I’m starting to get into my taper a little bit, and am prepared and ready for district. I’m going to try and win my division this weekend (at the Warner Pacific Classic) and a PR would be good, too.”

Tom Eggers can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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