Cherry Creek’s Parker Wolfe named Gatorade national boys cross country runner of the year

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Wolfe, signed to run at the University of North Carolina, is first athlete from Colorado to win award

Parker Wolfe had a sneaking suspicion something was up when he saw his father walking the halls of Cherry Creek High School on Wednesday. 

Just a few hours earlier, he had been told about a mysterious interview he supposedly was going to do, but no one had really given him any details. 

“That was a little fishy about what was going on,” Wolfe said. 

Like any curious high schooler, he did some investigating. Maybe asked some questions.  

“I kind of had a feeling something was off,” he added. 

But he didn’t have long, and just a short time later he was guided to the gymnasium, where he was met by teammates, coaches, family and friends. An award was being announced. 

Wolfe gave up his impromptu detective work. He was shocked. 

“I was still surprised,” he said. “I did not know.” 

Five months following an undefeated cross country season, one that saw Wolfe break multiple records at the Heritage Distance Classic and the Class 5A Colorado State Cross Country Championships, and claim his first national title a the RunningLane XC National Championships in November, he was named Gatorade National Player of the Year for his efforts.

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