Kinetic PT Athlete of the Week: Tyler Clifford (Perkiomen Valley)

 
Athlete: Tyler Clifford
 
School: Perkiomen Valley
 
Sport: Cross Country
 
The week that was: Clifford showed his speed and endurance by taking the gold medal at Thursday’s Pioneer Athletic Conference boys cross country championship race at Heebner Park in Worcester.
 
Tyler, a senior, clocked in at 16:14 to unseat defending PAC boys champion Christian McComb of Boyertown. McComb was the runner-up in the race with a time of 16:28.
 
“I just went in trying to hang in there with the pack the first mile,” said Clifford on papreplive.com. “That took some of the wind so I didn’t get it all. Christian (McComb, Boyertown) made a real run. Then I made a run one-half mile from the finish."
 
Clifford had overcome an injury suffered during his freshman season to reach the top of the PAC heading into Friday's District One champinship meet at Lehigh University.
 
“I have been running ever since (the injury),” said Clifford. “I definitely worked hard over the summer. I got a lot of miles in.”