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Senior Spotlight: Pennridge’s Brashear sprints ahead

Pennridge’s Bobby Brashear felt this would be a big year for the Pennridge track and field team, but the cancellation of the spring season did not diminish his passion for the sport.
The standout sprinter will continue his career next year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, taking with him the competitive edge that was greatly sharpened in his days at Pennridge.
“I wanted to win the SOL Continental title in the 400 (-meter dash) and medal in the 4×400 at the outdoor state meet,” he said of his goals coming into the spring.
The Rams were going for their sixth consecutive SOL Continental title in 2020, and Brashear was to be a key piece.
He spent his down time lifting weights and running occasionally.
He also caught up on some video-game playing with his buddies.
“I miss all of my teammates,” he said, “especially my fellow seniors, sophomore Joey Gant, and coach Bob Hosier.
“Competing as a member of relay teams alongside three of my teammates (is what I enjoy most),” he said. “I also loved after-school practices with our entire team.”
The PIAA Championships were always a special experience for Brashear.
“I really wanted to make it back to the outdoor state meet so that my teammates could experience the same fun I have had competing there over the past several years,” he said. “The outdoor state meet was always the most fun meet of the year, because, outside of competing, we have plenty of time to hang around and watch the best races of the year. Also, the food there is great.”
Brashear is headed to a strong program at MIT – the Engineers were second in NCAA Division III just a season ago.

Said Pennridge coach Bob Hosier of Brashear: “The ultimate team player. He made our State 4×400 and 4×800 relays as a freshman, sophomore and junior and he always set aside any individual events to help his teammates in the relays. Great leader with tremendous versatility.”



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