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THE WINNER: Conner Mantz
School: Sky View (Smithfield, Utah)
Position: Distance runner
Athletic achievement: He raced to seventh place nationally at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships this past season, with a time of 15:23. Mantz also won the Class 4A individual state championship in 15:11.5. He was second at the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional championships in 15:22.78 and took fourth at the Foot Locker Midwest Regional championships with a time of 15:42.6.
Academic excellence: Mantz has maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Exemplary character: Also a talented musician, Mantz has participated in numerous community service initiatives as an Eagle Scout with the Boys Scouts of America.
“Conner has great character, great work ethic and is a great leader,” said Sky View coach Kyle Wright. “He maintains a year-round regimen of running and racing, and he’s inspired his teammates to work hard through his actions and words.”
THE FUTURE: Mantz will be a senior this fall.