THE WINNER: Hannah Meier
School: Grosse Pointe South (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.)
Athletic achievement: She won two individual state titles and anchored two victorious relays to lead the Blue Devils to the Division I state championship as a team this spring. The state’s two-time returning Gatorade Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Meier won the 1600-meter run in a state-record time of 4:39.23, which ranked as the nation’s No. 1 time among prep competitors in 2013 at the time of her selection. She also broke the state record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:06.35. Meier anchored the 4×400-meter relay to victory in 3:52.32 and her closing leg helped the 4×800-meter relay to a win in 9:01.98.
Academic excellence: Meier has maintained a 3.84 GPA.
Exemplary character: A devoted member of her church community, she has volunteered locally on behalf of homeless shelters and youth track programs, and has served as a middle school tutor.
“Hannah is, no doubt, the most versatile track athlete in the state, and has been since her freshman year,” said Grosse Pointe South head coach Steve Zaranek. “She’s also the most complete athlete and one of the finest teammates I’ve ever had the honor to have in our program.”
THE FUTURE: Meier has signed with Duke.