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: Courtney Wayment
School: Davis (Kaysville, Utah)
Position: Distance Runner
Athletic achievement: The distance runner raced to the Class 5A individual state championship this past season with a time of 17:24.7, leading the Darts to second place as a team. Wayment also won the Region 2 championship, the Bob Firman Invitational and the Murray Invitational. She finished 17th at the Nike Cross Nationals Final.
Academic excellence: Wayment has maintained a 3.65 GPA.
Exemplary character: A devoted member of her church community, she has volunteered locally on behalf of youth sports programs and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“Courtney is an extremely hard working, committed, talented athlete,” said Davis coach Corbin Talley. “She is also one of the toughest runners I have ever coached. She puts so much heart into her racing.”
THE FUTURE: Wayment has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on an athletic scholarship at Brigham Young University beginning this fall.