Mid­daugh Com­petes Well At AAU Event

The Oakdale Leader - - SPORTS -

Oak­dale se­nior Cade Mid­daugh had an event­ful sum­mer.

Mid­daugh com­peted in the Ama­teur Ath­letic Union West Coast Na­tional Track and Field Cham­pi­onships in Reno, Ne­vada ear­lier this sum­mer and fin­ished fourth over­all in the boys 17-18 3000 me­ters and took third in the 1500 me­ter run.

Mid­daugh com­petes for the Mus­tangs in cross coun­try where he cred­its his coaches and team­mates for his suc­cess.

“My team­mates carry me ev­ery time I start to race. These guys and girls re­ally do care about each other and it is very mo­ti­vat­ing,” he said.

Mid­daugh went on to praise coach Guy Fowler as well.

“He wanted me to come out here and com­pete in cross coun­try. He en­cour­aged me to do it and I have not looked back. I owe a lot of my suc­cess and the team’s suc­cess to him,” noted Mid­daugh.

This is his third year on the cross coun­try team and he even ran track his fresh­man year, where he ran the mile and two-mile events.

“It takes a lot of work to be suc­cess­ful in run­ning, whether it is long dis­tance or not. You need to stay fo­cused and de­ter­mined dur­ing the sea­son,” Mid­daugh ex­plained. “Cross coun­try and track is not for ev­ery­one but if you are in­ter­ested in it, we en­cour­age you to check it out. You never know what you will get out of it.”

DEN­NIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

A busy sum­mer saw OHS se­nior Cade Mid­daugh travel to com­pete in the Ama­teur Ath­letic Union West Coast Na­tional Track and Field Cham­pi­onships in Reno, Ne­vada.

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