Sydney McLaughlin, MacKenzie Gore named Gatorade Athletes of the Year

Sydney McLaughlin, MacKenzie Gore named Gatorade Athletes of the Year

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Sydney McLaughlin, MacKenzie Gore named Gatorade Athletes of the Year

Sydney McLaughlin has made history—again.

The track and field standout was named the first two-time Gatorade female Athlete of the Year at an awards ceremony Tuesday in California.

MacKenzie Gore, the No. 3 overall pick in the MLB draft, was named the male winner. Gore was a member of the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Baseball first team.

McLaughlin was named the 2016 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2016. The 2017 team will be announced later this week.

Gore and McLaughlin, along with the other nominees, will walk The ESPYS red carpet on Wednesday night and be shown during the telecast.

The other boys’ nominees were: Casey Clinger, cross country, American Fork, Utah; Armand Duplantis, track and field, Lafayette, Louisiana; Michael Porter Jr., basketball, Seattle; Tate Martell, football, Las Vegas; and Umar Farouk Osman, soccer, Lakeville, Connecticut.

The other girls’ nominees were: Taylor Dockins, softball, Norco, California; Brie Oakley, cross country, Aurora, Colorado; Lexi Sun, volleyball, Solana Beach, California; Megan Walker, basketball, North Chesterfield, Virginia; and Kennedy Wesley, soccer, Cerritos, California.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report

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