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: Harrison Schrage
School: Grant (Portland, Ore.)
Weight: 185 pounds
Athletic achievement: He won two individual titles and took silver in two more events at the Class 6A state meet this past season, leading the Generals to third place as a team. Schrage soared 24 feet, 3 inches to win the long jump and 49-1.25 to capture the triple jump, while earning runner-up finishes in both the 100 and 200-meter dash. His winning leap in the long jump ranked as the nation’s No. 6 performance among prep competitors in 2016 at the time of his selection. His season-best triple jump of 49-8 ranked No. 14.
Academic excellence: Schrage has maintained a 3.28 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of youth soccer and track programs.
“Harrison is a really driven kid,” said Grant coach Bryant Howard. “He’s part of a legacy of jumping with his father and his uncle and he’s been motivated to get to the level they both achieved. He works his tail off and wrings every bit of performance out of his ability.”
THE FUTURE: Schrage has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in track and field on scholarship at the University of Arkansas this fall.