(Editor’s note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE – Trey Fourstar will be joining the Dawson Buccaneers cross country and track team this fall after graduating from from Wolf Point High School.
Fourstar has seen the most improvement from his junior year (19:22) to his senior year (17:02) during his high school cross country running career. He received the “Most Inspirational Award” as a junior and “Most Valuable Runner” his senior year.
“I chose Dawson because I believe it will be a great start for my running career at the next level,” Fourstar said. “I look forward to running with my new teammates and I hope to create a lasting bond with them. What Coach Sandy had to offer me is what helped me make my decision. I honestly think he can help me improve as a runner.”
Fourstar recalls his most memorable accomplishment at the Montana State Cross Country Championships in Missoula.
“At the end of the race I had to dig deep to catch up to a St. Labre runner (who placed 15th) and shave the distance between us before it came to the end,” he said. “For me to get that close to him, and to be that close to top 15, I am okay with that (he would place No. 16). I have had a rough start from freshman to junior year. I have to give credit to our cross-country coach, John Wetsit, who played a role in my performance. He was always the one who kept after me and helped me become a stronger runner.”
DCC head coach Ben Sandy is eager for the addition of Fourstar.
“Knowing that Trey had a breakthrough senior year during his cross country season, and also knowing how much he can improve based on his motivation to run over the summer, he is going to be a positive role model and teammate,” Sandy said. “His leadership will help create a family like atmosphere which is essential in cross country. When you have five to eight other teammates out on the course battling it out, pushing themselves to their limits, it is comforting to know you have teammates out there with you going after personal best performances and wanting to win so much they will continue digging deep until the very end, just like Trey did at the state meet.”