7th grade Track Athlete Makes FAIS History

Last month, Joshua Widdows won the 100-meter race in the district track finals – and became the first FAIS student athlete to win the 100-meter in 15 years of league competition!


Joshua has played soccer since he was very young, but has always had a passion for running. His favorite track star is Joe Morris, who he was lucky enough to meet on the Tigard High School track and get some pointers.


According to his parents (Tom and Gloria), Joshua’s new favorite quote at home is “I’m faster than my brother!” His 12.43-second time in the 100M beat his older brother’s (Elijah ’18, and current freshman on Catlin Gabel’s track team and state championship varsity soccer team) personal best of 12.68 seconds! Joshua hopes to continue running track and competing with – or even against – his brother in high school and college.


While Tom and Gloria are proud of Joshua’s accomplishments on the track, they’re more impressed with his dedication to his education. “Joshua has been very responsible with managing his time,” his parents said, “specifically about getting his schoolwork finished before any significant training.”