High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Clayton Young

Utah Boys XC ROY: Clayton Young

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Return of the ROY: Clayton Young
John Dye/ESPNHSClayton Young is the returning Gatorade Utah Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.
A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For his 50 fellow Gatorade State Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year winners, click here.


THE WINNER: Clayton Young

THE BASICS

School: American Fork (Utah)
Grade: Senior
Height: 5-foot-10

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Young raced to third place at the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional this past season with a time of 15:14.7. The state’s returning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, he was 24th at the NXN Final, leading the Cavemen to a sixth-place finish as a team. He also finished third at the Class 5A state meet, helping American Fork to the team title, and earned victories at the Wasatch Invitational, the Nebo Invitational and the Provo Bulldog Invitational.

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Return of the ROY: Utah's Clayton Young

October, 21, 2011
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The 2011-12 Gatorade State Cross Country Runners of the Year selection process is underway, and what better way to kick off coverage than with profiles of returning underclassmen winners? Repeating is no guarantee, but here's a snapshot of what this year’s challengers can shoot for …

Return of the ROY: Clayton Young
John Dye/ESPNHSClayton Young is the returning Gatorade Utah Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Name: Clayton Young

Position: Distance runner

Grade: Senior

School: American Fork (Utah)

College: Undecided

Height: 5-foot-10

Notes: 2010-11 Gatorade Utah Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year ... 2010 Class 5A state meet individual champion ... 2010 Class 5A state meet team champion ... 2010 Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional fifth-place finisher ... 2010 Nike Cross Nationals Final 96th-place finisher ... 2009 Class 5A state meet fourth-place finisher

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