Cade Crist will play catcher next spring for Tacoma Community College
Cade Crist will play catcher next spring for Tacoma Community College

[Editor’s note: “Take Five” is a recurring feature designed to offer a quick look at some of Oregon’s most interesting high school sports standouts. This spring, Take Five will focus exclusively on seniors, whose final high school seasons have been canceled by the coronavirus. Today, we meet Thurston utility player Cade Crist, a three-sport athlete for the Colts. Crist played varsity baseball his entire career at Thurston. He earned Second Team All-State honors as a catcher his sophomore year and First Team All-State Utility in his junior season. Crist also led the Colts to a repeat 5A football title in 2019 as the team’s First Team All-State quarterback. Crist answered five questions from the 25 we posed of him. Here are his responses…]

OSAAtoday: What kind of coach gets the best out of you as a player?

Cade Crist: One who can push me to be my best and not let me slack off in any way. Any coach who can demand more out of me than I know is possible is the coach I want to have. 

OSAAtoday: You can blink and be transported to any place in Oregon for a day. Where do you go and why?

Crist: I’d choose to be at Willamette Pass Resort in the middle of the winter after a snowstorm. This is my place to be in the winter and there are only a few things that beat a good day on the mountain. 

OSAAtoday: Would you rather be famous on Instagram, YouTube or twitter? Why and what would you be famous for?

Crist: If I could be famous on any social media it would be twitter. Twitter is a great platform for baseball and fans of the game and that’s basically the only reason I use it. I love how everyone can connect and share thoughts on the game. 

OSAAtoday: What Olympic sport do you think you’d be the worst at and why?

Crist: I would definitely be the worst at the pole vault as I’m not a huge fan of heights and I don’t think I’d be very good at flying up in the air like they do. 

OSAAtoday: What is your favorite class in school and why?

Crist: My favorite class in school would have to be physics because it pushes the boundaries of how I think and how things in the world work. I also loved my classmates and how they pushed me to be the best version of myself in that class. 

Read other Take Five articles published in connection with the 2020 spring season:

Monroe softball pitcher Tyler Warden

North Salem sprinter Maliyah Thompson

Jesuit outfielder Kade Wisher

Sutherlin golfer Haley Aiken

La Grande catcher Logan Paustian

Lake Oswego thrower Parker Williams

Sunset runner Lucy Huelskamp

Lakeridge netter Nicole Rogers

Regis righty Bryce Campbell

Westside Christian sprinter Alvin Lai

Stayton softballer Emma Heuberger

Grant golfer Connor Heath

Westview outfielder Maddie Curaming

Knappa righty Eli Takalo

Thurston OF Savana Decker

Warrenton thrower Mark Warren

Central Catholic utility Brianna Perkins

East Linn Christian hurdler Jacob Johns

La Salle Prep sprinter Mary Gach

Brookings-Harbor baseball player Jason Vanginderen

Lincoln softball OF Rachel Haughton

Sweet Home 3B Allison Miner

Lakeridge hurdler Luke Neville

North Salem CF Alexis Figueroa

Corvallis tennis player Sarah Forester