Overtime: Prep Sports

Bingham’s Rich honored as girls Gatorade Utah Cross Country Runner of the Year

First Published      Last Updated Jan 25 2017 01:51 pm

Bingham senior Whitney Rich was named the girls' Gatorade Utah Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Rich, who signed with BYU, won the Class 5A state title in 17 minutes, 39.3 seconds before taking sixth in the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional.

"Whitney is the most dedicated athlete that I've ever coached," Bingham coach Alisha Paxton said in a release. "She's more physically and mentally prepared than other athletes of her caliber and she's willing to learn from both successes and failures."

Past Utah winners

2016 • Courtney Wayment, Davis

2015 • Lucy Biles, Herriman

2014 • Lucy Biles, Herriman

2013 • Lucy Biles, Herriman

2012 • Kelsey Braithwaite, Box Elder

2011 • Shea Martinez, Davis High School

2010 • Gillian Gorelik, Park City

2009 • Danielle Menlove, Jordan

2008 • Hailey Knettles, Judge Memorial