2009 - 2010 GATORADE
NATIONAL BOYS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SAM
CROUSER
THW
GRESHAM HS
GRESHAM, OREGON
SENIOR
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Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-5 ½-inch senior shattered the national high school and American junior record in the javelin this past season by nearly 14 feet with a throw of 255 feet, 4 inches at the Portland Track Festival, eclipsing a 22-year-old record. The only boys pre

Academic Achievement


Crouser has maintained an unweighted 3.23 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary Character


Crouser has volunteered locally on behalf of a community cleanup program, at the Oregon Zoo, for a habitat-restoration initiative at Kelly Creek in Portland and as a teaching assistant for a special needs class at Gresham High.