The Gatorade State Boys Track & Field Athletes of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Drew Glick
School: Woodrow Wilson
Weight: 145 pounds
Athletic achievement: The distance talent won a pair of individual state titles and anchored the winning 4×800-meter relay quartet at the District of Columbia State Athletic Association championships this spring, leading the Tigers to a second-place finish as a team. Glick took first in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:25.50 and the 3200-meter run, breaking the tape in 10:04.29. He also earned second-place in the 800-meter run, crossing the line in 1:59.98. A 2015 Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention honoree, he was also a triple-event winner at the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association championships, winning the 800 in 1:57.73, the 1600 in 4:27.45 and the 3200 with a time of 9:40.25.
Academic excellence: Glick has maintained a 4.09 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of his school’s jazz band and mass media and communications club, he has volunteered locally as a summer youth camp counselor.
“Drew Glick has stormed the track scene this year,” said Woodrow Wilson High head coach Desmond Dunham. “He has improved his mile time by more than 13 seconds this season. That is a true testament of his hard work and dedication. A student-athlete of his caliber is a coach’s dream.”
THE FUTURE: Glick has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh this fall.