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Scholar Athlete of the Week
from Eyewitness Sports Online


Student: Trey Beckett
School: Cabell Midland High School
Primary Sport: Cross Country

Trey Beckett came close to not having a senior year following offseason knee surgery.

"I had a lot of cartilage removed from my right knee," he said. "I should have been out six months, I made it back in about two. Just training long runs everyday to made a comeback like that; it feels like it would take a lot but I'm just really thankful."

Beckett didn't want to miss out running one last time in a Midland uniform.

"It's a big privilege," he said, "a lot of good runners come out of this program."

His love for running and academics is a winning combination.

"One of my big goals is to run in college," he said. "So (I'm) doing a lot of school work, focusing on that and running. It's hard at times but somehow I pull it off."

By the spring, Beckett hopes to be at full strength and wants to lead Midland to a 2nd straight Class AAA state track & field championship.

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