State College’s Mitchell Etter is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.
The cross country athlete finished first overall at Saturday’s Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, an impressive feat considering he was racing against 218 other competitors. The senior cracked the elusive 16-minute mark by finishing the 5K around the Penn State Golf Course with a time of 15 minutes, 51 seconds.
The runner-up, University High’s Phillip White, was eight seconds behind after Etter pulled ahead in the last kilometer.
Thanks in part to Etter’s contribution, the Little Lions also won the team title by beating out 17 other teams.