Connor Lane of Cardinal Gibbons was named the N.C. Gatorade Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Lane also won the award in boys cross country.
Lane won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A track and field titles in the 1,600 (4:17.58) and 3,200 (8:59.9), setting an NCHSAA record in the latter. He also won the 3,000 (8:24.01) in the prestigious Penn Relays national meet.
He also won the 4A cross country title in the fall.
Lane is the first Crusaders runner to win a Gatorade award in either sport.
In the fall, he will be attending Stanford on an athletic scholarship. According to the Gatorade press release, Lane has a 5.15 GPA, is active in the Gibbons student council and volunteers at a local soup kitchen every summer.
He joins former Triangle winners like Hillside grad Marcus Krah (2016), Southeast Raleigh’s Wayne Davis (2009) and Chapel Hill’s Jack Bolas (2007).