Senior Spotlight on Athletics: Smooth and Tenacious

Cole Peterlin is a well known name in the Valley, being the quarterback of an amazing football team, a star on the track, and for his personality. Most people are lucky to be good at one thing but Cole has found multiple activities he is great at and enjoys.  He joined track in eighth grade just to see if he liked it. Clearly something clicked since he has continued to do it and is continuously being awarded for his key event high-jump, just one of many events he partakes in. Out of all of his experiences he says what he is going to miss most is the team.

Cole has been PAC champion of high jump for the outdoor season 2019, offensive player of the year 2 times in the PAC, captain of the football team for 2 years, outstanding male jumper 3 times on the track team, first team all league quarterback in the PAC 2 times, a 3 peat PAC football champions, and indoor state high jump championship.

Cole also holds the PV high jump school record at 6 feet 8 inches.

“The hardest worker you’ll ever meet. He sets goals and achieves them again and again until he is the best at whatever he is doing,” states one of his best friends Preston Golato.

Cole is not only looked at as a great athlete, but a great person. The characteristics he has and his personality as a whole make him overall an outstanding peer.

“His best characteristics are his competitiveness, amazing work ethic, and being kind to everyone,” states Preston.

When his track and field Coach, Ron Livers, who is always pushing Cole to be his best was asked to describe Cole in just three words he said, “Hops, smooth, and tenacity.”

“Hardworking, dedicated, and athletic,” is how Coach Heist, one of Cole’s football Coaches and his favorite teacher who has watched Cole mature, would describe Cole in just three words.

Coach Heist states, “He’s become a great leader, as an athlete and as a student. He’s willing to put in the extra time to be successful. He really has a goal oriented philosophy, you know, as far as trying to reach personal and team goals. He can see the long view.”

“Nice, fun, and hardworking,” is what describes himself best he says.

He will be attending Liberty University next year to continue both his academic and athletic career. Who knows where we will hear of him next. For now, he has a school record that will be a testament of his hard work. On top of his school record, he has all of his achievements he has received while being a shining Viking.

 “Work hard and keep fighting,” are his parting words as he gets ready to leave Perkiomen Valley. CP3 has left the building.