Gatorade Michigan Boys Cross Country ROY: Nick Raymond

Gatorade Michigan Boys Cross Country ROY: Nick Raymond

Gatorade Player of the Year

Gatorade Michigan Boys Cross Country ROY: Nick Raymond

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THE WINNER: Nick Raymond

THE BASICS

School: Erie-Mason (Erie, Mich.)
Grade: Senior
Height: 5-foot-11

Athletic achievement: He raced to the Division 3 individual state championship this past season with a time of 15:05.1. Raymond took third at the Foot Locker Midwest Regional championships in 15:02 and finished 20th nationally at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. He also earned a victory at the Mid-East Meet of Champions.

Academic excellence: Raymond has maintained a 3.39 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally as a youth mentor and on behalf of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. 

THE PRAISE

“Nick has an unparalleled work ethic,” said Erie-Mason coach Alison Meisner. “He’s extremely coachable and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve and surpass his goals. He rarely makes a mental mistake during a race, and if he does, he learns from it and it’s never repeated.”

THE FUTURE: Raymond remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

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