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THE WINNER: Grant Fisher
School: Grand Blanc (Mich.)
Weight: 135 pounds
Athletic achievement: He raced to his second consecutive national title this past season with a time of 15:03 at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. The returning Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Fisher won the Division 1 state title in 14:52.5 and was undefeated during the 2014 campaign. He captured the Foot Locker Midwest Regional championship in 15:00 and also broke the tape at the Portage Invitational, the Jackson Invitational, the KLAA Lakes Conference championships and the Region 2 championships.
Academic excellence: Fisher has maintained a 4.11 GPA.
Exemplary character: A peer tutor in his school, he has volunteered locally on behalf of a winter coat drive and youth sports programs in addition to donating his time as part of an effort to renovate the Grand Blanc High athletics concession stand.
“Grant Fisher continues to amaze me,” said Grand Blanc head coach Ed Stanbury. “He works hard to improve and perfect all aspects of his training and competitive racing skills. He’s the runner every coach dreams of having on their team, and he’s a super person too.”
THE FUTURE: Fisher has signed with Stanford.