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2014-01-30 12:24:59

Professional Distance Runner Dathan Ritzenhein Surprises Standout with Elite Honor GRAND BLANC, Mich., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, recently announced Grant Fisher of Grand Blanc High School (Grand Blanc, Mich.) as its 2013-14 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Fisher was surprised with the news at school by three-time USA 12K...

2011-01-26 10:30:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 26th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Lukas Verzbicas of Carl Sandburg High School (Orland Park, Ill.) as its 2010-11 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Also the 2009-10 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Verzbicas was surprised with the news this morning by professional distance runner Alan Webb, the 2005...

2010-01-28 13:20:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 25th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Lukas Verzbicas of Carl Sandburg High School (Orland Park, Ill.) as its 2009-10 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Verzbicas, who becomes just the second high school sophomore (of 213 honorees) to win Gatorade National Player of the Year honors in any sport, was surprised with the news during his...

2009-02-04 08:30:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In its third decade of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in partnership with ESPN RISE Magazine, today announced senior distance runner Reed Connor of The Woodlands High School (The Woodlands, Texas) as its 2008-09 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Connor is the fourth student-athlete from the greater Houston area to win Gatorade National Player of the Year honors in any sport, joining...


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