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U.S. highschool phenom Addy Ritzenhein awarded Gatorade Athlete of the 12 months


U.S. highschool distance runner Addy Ritzenhein was awarded the Gatorade Excessive College Athlete of the 12 months on Tuesday, recognizing her as the highest U.S. highschool feminine athlete. Ritzenhein was nominated for the accolade after profitable the 2023 U.S. Nike Cross Nation Nationals in December, following within the footsteps of her father, Dathan Ritzenhein.

The award was introduced by none aside from three-time Gatorade Athlete of the 12 months winner and four-time NCAA champion Katelyn Tuohy, who lately turned professional and signed a contract with Adidas.

2023-24 Gatorade Athlete of the 12 months winner Addy Ritzenhein and former three-time winner Katelyn Tuohy. Photograph: Joe Greer

This honour celebrates high highschool athletes within the U.S. for his or her excellence in sports activities, lecturers and neighborhood involvement. Ritzenhein joins a prestigious listing of former feminine runners who’ve obtained the award, together with Tuohy (2019-20, 2018-19, and 2017-18) and U.S. marathoner Jordan Hasay (2008-09).

Athletic prowess runs within the Ritzenhein household; Dathan received Gatorade Athlete of the 12 months award twice (1999-01) and represented Group USA on the Olympics on three events. Dathan at present serves as the pinnacle coach of On Athletics Membership, teaching notable athletes like Boston Marathon champion Hellen Obiri and world championship 1,500m finalist and American mile file holder Yared Nuguse. Addy clocked a personal-best 16:44.9 for 5K this fall and was ranked because the #1 sophomore (Grade 10) women highschool XC athlete within the U.S., in keeping with MileSplit.

Addy and her dad now be part of an unique membership of three father-child duos who’ve turn into nationwide champions at the highschool degree. Addy will undoubtedly be a reputation to observe within the subsequent two years as she approaches the NCAA degree.



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