The Potosi High School Cross Country Team competed in the Arcadia Valley Invitational on Saturday.
Trojans senior Zeke Sisk finished third among 154 varsity runners with a personal record time of 16:45.
That is why he was chosen as the Parkland Area Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sept. 9.
“Zeke’s determination to do his best in absolutely everything he does is his driving force,” Trojans Cross Country Coach Amanda Politte said. “He maintains excellent grades, excels in cross country, track, and basketball, and has his own business. He is our team leader in many ways. He leads by example with his running ability, but he also serves as a spiritual leader to many teammates as well. Zeke always has a positive outlook on running and life and his enthusiasm is contagious to everyone around him. All of these attributes contribute to not only Zeke’s success in cross country, but his teammates as well.”
This is Sisk’s sixth year running cross country for Potosi.
“My favorite part of high school cross country is how friendly the community is,” he said. “The camaraderie between teammates is unparalleled and runners from other schools are almost always kind and encouraging as well. The adrenaline of racing is also super fun, but the community is what makes it all worthwhile.”
Sisk said he runs distance events for the PHS Track and Field Team as well as playing basketball, both of which he has done his entire high school career.
After high school, Sisk said he plans to attend Wheaton College in Illinois to pursue a bachelor’s in psychology and eventually get a Psy.D in counseling psychology.
“I’m still not completely sure whether I want to do collegiate sports or not, so we’ll just see where God takes me from here,” he said.