Dillon Sowers sets himself apart in the classroom and on the track.
"Just the want to be better. Just the want to push yourself more and put more effort in to it than everyone else... It's a good feeling," says Dillon Sowers.
"It's why you go in to teaching, kids like Dylan that are truly student
athletes. He's a student first, he gets that. And then he uses the athletics to become a better person, a better athlete and a better leader for our school. It's encouraging," says Dillon's AP English Teacher, Heather Durham.
Dillon attends Shenandoah Valley Governor's School, he's in the top 20% of his class and will graduate with five AP class credits.
"I would say he's a program builder. He is the type of kid that comes
along and for the four years that he's been here at this high school, he has really been the backbone of the team," says Dillon's Cross Country and Track, Coach Andrew Frye.
"He's a quiet leader, but he's a leader. People look to him, and know
that he can be trusted," says Heather.
"It's what you put in to it. Whatever you put in is what you're going to
get out of it. How much work and effort you put in to it, the more you are going to accomplish and the more successful you'll be," says Dillon.
Dillon's the 3-time district champion in the indoor 2 mile run. He has
also cracked the 2 minute mark in the outdoor 800 meters, and he ran a 4 minute 22 second mile at the regional outdoor track meet.
"It's exciting to see what he's able to accomplish. It's exciting to see
him, when he's really on and doing a great job," says Andrew.
"Cross country is.. you have to be incredibly strong mentally to be able
to do it. There is a certain aspect of it that is physical and involves training but at the same time if you are stronger mentally, you're going to win", says Dillion.
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