The Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runners 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.
For the complete list of Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year winners, click here.
THE WINNER: Cailie Logue
School: Girard (Kan.)
Position: Distance Runner
Athletic achievement: The state’s returning Gatorade Kansas Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, Logue finished third place at the Nike Cross Nationals Final with a time of 17:14.20 this past season. The distance runner took second at the NXN Heartland Regional championships in 17:12.10, clocking the fastest 5K among Kansas prep competitors in 2015. She also won a third consecutive Class 4A individual state championship in 18:08.87.
Academic excellence: Logue has maintained a 4.00 GPA, ranks No. 1 in her graduating class and serves as junior class secretary.
Exemplary character: A pianist and flutist in her school’s band, she has donated her time to Girard High’s foreign language and service clubs as well as the school’s peer leadership and tutoring initiatives. Also a member of the Future Educators Association, 4-H Youth Development Organization and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Logue has volunteered locally on behalf of her church’s youth group and the Wesley House outreach mission.
“She shows good sportsmanship and is an outstanding runner,” said Lesley Wilson, head coach at rival Paola High. “She has coaches across the state excited about her performances and is a great distance representative for Kansas.”
THE FUTURE: Logue will begin her senior year of high school this fall.