VYPE.com/Louisville – For the third year in a row, a Louisville runner has been named Gatorade® Kentucky Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Butler’s Patrick Gregory, who won the KHSAA Class 3A State Cross Country championship last fall, is the first cross country runner from Butler to receive the honor.
The press release from Gatorade for the award reads: ”The 6-foot, 140-pound senior raced to a Class 3A individual state title this past season with a time of 15:55.18. A 2013 First Team All-State selection, Gregory earned 24th place at the Foot Locker South Regional championships, crossing the line in 15:16. He also was the fastest Kentucky competitor at the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational, finishing eighth in 15:26.8.”
Gregory, who has a 4.0 GPA, was VYPE’s Republic Bank Athlete of the Month for November. Also an outstanding track athlete, Gregory also won the Class 3A 1600 event at the state track meet. He is a member of his school’s Beta Club and president of the Butler National Honor Society.
In 2012 and 2013, Holy Cross runner Jacob Thomson was the Gatorade Kentucky Cross Country Boys’ Runner of the Year and the 2013 Gatorade Boys’ Track Runner of the Year.
Other Gatorade Kentucky Athlete of the Year honorees from Butler include Zach Lucas (Baseball, 2011), Tia Gibbs (Girls Basketball, 2008), Marrita Porter (Girls Basketball, 1995), and Corey Sallee (Football, 1994).