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THE WINNER: Grant Fisher
School: Grand Blanc (Mich.)
Event: Distance running
Weight: 140 pounds
Athletic achievement: He won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:10.82 and the 3,200-meter run in 9:07.11 at the Division 1 state championship meet this spring. The reigning Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Fisher also captured gold in the mile at the New Balance Nationals Indoor championships in 2014 and finished first at this month’s adidas Dream Mile in 4:02.02, which ranked as the nation’s No. 2 performance among prep competitors this spring at the time of his selection.
Academic excellence: An All-State Honorable Mention in soccer this past fall, Fisher has maintained a 3.95 GPA.
Exemplary character: A peer tutor at his school, he has volunteered locally as part of an effort to renovate the Grand Blanc High athletics concession stand in addition to donating his time to youth sports programs.
“Grant is very talented and very determined,” said Grand Blanc coach Ed Stanbury. “He had some big goals after cross country season and he was really able to meet them. Winning the double at the state meet was important to him, because only three or four kids have been able to do that in the last 20 years.”
THE FUTURE: Fisher will be a senior this fall.