CF names male, female athletes of the year

A variety of awards were received last Tuesday night at Cedar Falls High School for the 2022 Honors Convocation. Among these awards and scholarships was the Cedar Falls High School Male and Female Athlete of the Year. Trey Campbell, the four year standout at Cedar Falls, was awarded the Male Athlete of the Year. Campbell spent three years as a starter on the varsity football team where he recorded career stats of 78 receptions for 1,157 yards and 15 touchdowns along with 26 carries for 279 yards and four touchdowns. Campbell also threw for two touchdown passes in a Tiger uniform. 

On the court, Campbell exemplified an elite level of basketball. The three year starter topped off his career with a 32 point performance to put him at 1,022 for his career. Along with being just the sixth member from Cedar Falls to join the 1,000 point club, Campbell also broke the school record in assists with 315 in his career, which was 33 more than two time state champion, Logan Wolf. 

Campbell committed to UNI to play basketball for the Panthers last August. On the track, Campbell has played a key role in the success of Cedar Falls. As a freshman, Campbell found his role as a varsity long jumper before quickly becoming the team’s lead sprinter by his junior year. Now, Campbell has expanded his list of awards and accomplishments by winning state in the distance medley while winning the state title as a team his junior year. Campbell also entered the 2022 state meet as the number one seed in long jump after a leap of 24’5 in the state qualifying meet, a school record by nearly two feet. 

Along with the Male Athlete of the Year was the 2022 Cedar Falls Female Athlete of the Year, which was awarded to senior Myah Brinker. Brinker, another three sport athlete, has been the women’s bowling team’s leading scorer the past three years including a 203.8 average her senior year, which helped Cedar Falls place second at the state tournament in February. Brinker has been the track team’s leader in discus since her freshman year and took over as the leader in the shot put after her freshman season. Brinker was crowned the discus champion at the state meet last season with a throw of 128’8, which bested second place by nearly three and a half feet. Brinker also had success in the shot put with her throw of 37’2.5, which came in eight overall. 

Brinker will be heading to Fayette, Iowa, to become an Upper Iowa Peacock and continue her throwing career. 

Along with bowling and track, Brinker has been a standout as a softball player. With her fifth year as a varsity softball player approaching, Brinker currently sits with a career batting average of .345 and has hit 14 home runs for the Tigers. In her junior season alone, Brinker hit for an average of .419 and had an OBP of .524, which led the team. Brinker also led the team in total bases with 86 and RBI’s with 41.

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