The week of the State Cross Country meet Conner gave up his spot in the top 7 to a freshmen runner on the team. Conner had a previous injury but still could have competed. Knowing that he would not be at his best he relinquished his spot to allow a younger team member to gain the experience. During the race Conner rode his bike all over the course encouraging and motivating all of his teammates. He may not have run the race but his ultimate sacrifice and love for his team in his senior year certainly led them to state championship.