Penns Valley’s Colton Sands is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.
The Rams’ cross country runner paced his team with by clocking a time of 16 minutes, 48 seconds Saturday at the PIAA championships in Hershey. That put him in 10th place overall in Class A, in a field of 214 runners.
But, more importantly, Sands’ time helped lead the Rams to their first-ever state title. Penns Valley finished with 68 points, and the freshman finished seventh in the team race. No freshman in the state had a better time in Class A.