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Hidden talent: Wilson named co-freshman of the year | Preston Citizen

Hidden talent: Wilson named co-freshman of the year

December 28, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL 

Assistant editor

He loves to run and has a natural talent for the sport. That may explain why a 22-year-old freshman from Preston was named co-freshman of the year in the Mountain West Conference last month as a member of Utah State’s crosscountry track team.

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Colby Wilson received his award at a Mountain West championship meet in Colorado Springs for being the fastest freshman at the event.

Wilson, a son of Brent and DeAnn Wilson, really hasn’t been running competitively for more than a couple of years and that includes high school. Wilson said he’s always liked to run and as a youngster ran for the fun of it.

Colby Wilson smiles at his wife Janessa during a November crosscountry meet.

Colby Wilson smiles at his wife Janessa during a November crosscountry meet.

“My mom said I always liked to run and should be a runner. As long as I ran I would get out of chores around the house. Maybe that gave me a little extra motivation,” he said.

Wilson didn’t take up competitive running until his senior year at Preston High School.

This story is sponsored by Willow Valley: Dr. Patten.

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