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Time is on sophomore Verzbicas' side

Updated: January 29, 2010, 4:16 PM ET
By Chad Konecky | ESPN RISE

It's not every day a high school sophomore gets a standing ovation from hundreds of schoolmates for just walking through the cafeteria, but Carl Sandburg (Orland Park, Ill.) cross country standout Lukas Verzbicas got precisely that treatment Thursday as he toted the 2009-10 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year trophy through the adjacent student commons. Minutes earlier, the first-ever recipient of a Gatorade high school award, former NFL star quarterback Jeff George, ...

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