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Winfield’s Aaron Withrow is Gamer of the Week

November 8, 2018

Amy Widdifield, right, director of Fitness Operations at Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc., presents the Gamer of the Week award to Aaron Withrow of Winfield High School.

Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s male Gamer of the Week to senior Aaron Withrow of Winfield High School.

Despite not beginning track until his eighth-grade year and cross country as a freshman, Withrow has had an incredible high school cross country career. Withrow won the Class AA-A boy’s race for second year in a row. His time was more than 40 seconds faster than his closest competitor at 16:02. As a team, the Generals finished second overall in the state, just one point behind East Fairmont.

Withrow attributes his success to working hard, putting in a lot of miles and always going for it. When asked what he liked most about cross country he said, “I try to go out and do my best each race. It’s an individual sport that allows me to push myself, but also a team sport at the same time.”

When asked who inspires him, he replied, “My parents, they are always there supporting me, and I really appreciate them.”

Coach Shawn Anderson commented, “Aaron has had a great four years running at Winfield. His work ethic and drive set him apart and he is a great example for the younger runners. He is one of the best in West Virginia. Aaron is an all-around great young man.” When asked about the team Coach Anderson said, “The boys worked hard and committed themselves to improving all season. Even though we came up just short at states, I am proud of the boys, the effort they gave and accomplishments that they made.”

Withrow has narrowed down his top three colleges to Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee. He hopes to continue running in college. He currently holds a 4.32 GPA and is the son of Clinton and Angela Withrow. He is vice-president of both the National Honor Society and Math Honorary Society. He is also involved in many activities at Mount Vernon Baptist where he attends church.

Please look for other local high school athletes to be named in next week’s Male Gamer of the Week Sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. and The Putnam Herald.

Amy Widdifield is an exercise physiologist and director of Fitness Operations for Potential Plus at Teays Physical Therapy Center.

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