McCade Johnson of Laramie High School has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade Wyoming Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

The 6-foot-1, 155-pound senior hurdler captured a pair of individual titles this past season at the Class 4A state meet, leading the Plainsmen to a second-place finish as a team. Johnson won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.57 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles in 37.68.

He was undefeated in the hurdles this spring and his winning time of 37.10 in the 300 hurdles at the Class 4A East regionals ranked as the nation’s No. 27 performance among prep competitors in 2017.

A devoted parishioner in his church community, where is a member of his youth group, he has volunteered locally as a youth football and track and field coach.

Johnson has maintained a 3.69 GPA in the classroom.

McCade Johnson has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Wyoming this fall.

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 Johnson as Wyoming’s best high school boys track & field athlete.

Johnson is the fourth Gatorade Wyoming Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Laramie High School.

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