Dedicated and exceptional: Porterville’s Trevor Riley claimed four medals at Valley
To create a backdrop for a discussion on how talented an athlete is, or how meaningful a meet or game was, one first needs pressure and competition.
Pressure conveys what’s at stake while competition outlines the difficulty. And when it comes to Trevor Riley, he had both on hand to frame how special his breakout season was.
The Porterville High School junior qualified for four events in the CIF Central Section Championship meet, but was the only local swimmer to make it to the final rounds in all four.
En route to being named The Recorder’s 2018-19 Orange Belt Boys Swimmer of the Year, Riley medaled in all four -— two individual and two relay events — for the area’s best boys finish at Valley.