Gatorade, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, announced that Megan Goethals of Rochester High School (in Rochester Hills, Michigan) as its 2009-10 Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

A two-time Gatorade Michigan Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, Megan completed an unbeaten season by winning the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships with a time of 17:06.9, during which she out-leaned other top competitors at the tape to produce the most exciting finish in the event’s 31-year history. Megan also shattered her own state meet course record by 16 seconds in 16:54.8, repeating as Division 1 champion despite a stiff headwind.

The Gatorade Player of the Year program is celebrating its 25th year in recognizing elite high school athletes throughout the nation. For more information about The Player of the Year program and its 25th anniversary celebration, please visit

In addition, make sure to enter the Gatorade Player of the Year sweepstakes where you could win a trip to the 2010 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Awards ceremony and the ESPY Awards.

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