By Louis Mellini
COLORADO — Winfield star athlete Trey Cunningham has further etched his name in Marion County and world history books after he was presented with the Bowerman Trophy on Thursday, Dec. 15, in Colorado.
The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009 and is named after former University of Oregon Coach Bill Bowerman, is presented annually by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association to the most outstanding male and female NCAA track and field athletes in the nation.
“I’ve been thinking about what I want to say for a while. What tone of voice should I take? Do I draw my speech out and try to hide my southern accent?” Cunningham said during his acceptance speech.
“All the questions really boiled down to two words: what if. What if I hadn’t been born to parents who have given me all the tools to succeed, not just on the track, but in life?”
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