The Gatorade State Girls 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: Cailie Logue
School: Girard (Kan.)
Athletic achievement: She won three individual events at the Class 4A state meet this past season, setting meet records in all three. Also a two-time Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, Logue won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.08, captured the 1600 in 4:54.44 and broke the tape in the 3200 in 10:31.60. She also won the Nike Festival of Miles, and her season-best time of 4:44.08 in the 1600 ranked as the nation’s No. 6 performance among prep competitors in 2016 at the time of her selection.
Academic excellence: Logue has maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Exemplary character: Also a talented musician and a devoted member of her church community, 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.
“Cailie Logue is quite a runner, and she’s a class-act person too,” said Tracey Bogina, head coach at Fort Scott High. “Just to qualify for states in all three distance races is difficult. To win them all is impressive, and to break three records that I think had been around for a long time is one of the most incredible feats I’ve seen.”
THE FUTURE: Logue will begin her senior year of high school this fall.