Name: Cameron Crow
School: Concord High School
Sports: Cross County and Track
CONCORD, CA (Aug. 18, 2023) — Cameron Crow will periodically get asked if he is related to famed writer and movie director Cameron Crowe. Not only are they not related but the Concord High senior doesn’t believe he has ever watched one of Crowe’s movies.
The younger Crow has been on the Concord High varsity cross country and track teams since his freshman year but for the second half of his high school career he is not seen too often on the Concord campus. He takes part in the College Now program at Diablo Valley College where he splits his classes between traditional high school subjects and two or three college level courses all at the Pleasant Hill school. He’s normally able to make it back in time for practice run by coach Lanette Stanziano but there was a conflict last year that required him to be a little late twice a week, which meant his long-distance workouts ended after his teammates.
“Cameron has been a part of our team since the summer before freshman year. He is a quiet and confident leader and one of the hardest workers and most optimistic and positive runners I have coached. He is always pushing himself to do more and drop time, while still maintaining comradery amongst his teammates as well as opponents,” Stanziano said. Crow was a team captain last year for both teams.
He is on track to graduate next spring with 30 college semester units and a 4.3 GPA. Those credits won’t be applied for a couple years until he completes a church mission and then enrolls as an engineering major in college.
The Pioneer congratulates Cameron and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have been serving the Clayton and Concord area for over three decades at Family Vision Care Optometry.
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Jay Bedecarré is a long-time resident and writer in Concord and Clayton. He began his newspaper writing career while still a senior at Mt. Diablo High School and he has been part of The Pioneer since its inception in 2003. Jay also operates Bay Area Festivals, presenting events around the San Francisco Bay Area including Bay Area KidFest annually in Downtown Concord.