Anna Gibson of Jackson Hole High School has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade Wyoming Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track, distinguishes Gibson as Wyoming’s best high school girls track & field athlete.
The 5-foot-5 senior distance runner captured three individual state titles and shared in another this spring, leading the Broncs to a fourth-place finish at the Class 4A state meet. Gibson won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:11.49, the 1600 in 4:48.14 and broke the tape in the 3200 in 11:11.24 before anchoring the winning 4×800 relay quartet, which clocked a 9:48.18.
The state’s 2016-17 Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, Gibson’s time of 4:43.06 in the mile-run at the Adidas Boost Boston Games ranked as the nation’s No. 6 performance among prep competitors in 2017.
The president of her school’s chapter of the National Honor Society, Gibson has served as a committee chairperson at the Teton County Model United Nations conference and has volunteered locally as a youth track and field coach.
Gibson has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom.
She will attend Brown University this fall where she will compete in track and field.
Anna Gibson is the first Gatorade Wyoming Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Jackson Hole High School.