Cross country SCHOOL: Westminster CLASS: Sophomore HT: 5-8
HIGHLIGHTS: Downs finished first in the GISA Class AAA cross country championship Oct. 26 at Loganville Christian Academy. He won the Region 4-AAA title Oct. 19. In 2012, Downs was named All-State in cross country and golf, and became the youngest ever to win Westminster’s Male Athlete of the Year.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “He works really hard at everything he does. He’s not always one to speak out, but I can always count on him to do the right thing, whether it’s in his personal life or the way he conducts himself on the team. He’s an example for the rest of the team through his actions.” – Coach Jonathan Kilpatrick
WHAT HE SAID: “I just gave it my all and kept sprinting to the finish line, and I was able to hold them off by four seconds to finish. It was pretty fun.”