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Gatorade New York Boys Cross Country ROY: Nick Ryan

For a list of the other Gatorade State Cross Country Runner of the Year winners, click here.



School: Fayetteville-Manlius (Manlius, N.Y.)
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-foot

Athletic achievement: He raced to the Class A individual state championship this past season with a time of 15:07.9, leading the Hornets to second place as a team. The state’s returning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Ryan won the Nike Cross Nationals New York Regional championship in 15:27 and was 15th nationally at the NXN Final. He also won the Section III championship and finished second in the Eastern States race at the Manhattan Invitational.

Academic excellence: Ryan has maintained a B-plus average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of a homeless shelter and a youth arts program. 


“Nick has had a stellar career,” said Fayetteville-Manlius head coach Bill Aris. “He got stronger and better as he physically matured, and he improved progressively each year.”

THE FUTURE: Ryan has verbally committed to an athletic scholarship at Syracuse University beginning this fall.



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2013-14 State Winners