Congratulations to Amaris Tyynismaa of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School for being named Gatorade Alabama Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year!
Amaris placed first this year in the Alabama High School Class 4A Individual State Championship with a time of 17:14.37. She also won the Jesse Owens Classic, the Section 1 Championship, the Warhawk Challenge and the Spain Park Invitational.
“Beyond Amaris’s ability on the course or track, she’s the most dedicated athlete I’ve coached in 35 years. She leads by example and encourages all her teammates to be the best they can be,” says Ed Wright, Montgomery Catholic Coach.
Amaris is a Junior at Montgomery Catholic where she maintains a 3.70 GPA. She volunteers with the local Meals on Wheels and Humane Society and is a religious education instructor with her church.
This is Amaris’ second time to be named Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year for Alabama. She also won the award her sophomore year.
To read more about Amaris, visit #GatoradePOY.
**The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.