Rawlins' Sydney Thorvaldson put the finishing touches on her outstanding sophomore season Thursday when she was named Wyoming's Gatorade Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
It is the third Gatorade honor for Thorvaldson, who has won back-to-back cross country awards.
At the Wyoming State High School Track and Field Championships in May, Thorvaldson won the 800-, the 1600- and 3200-meter runs as well as running the anchor leg on the Outlaws' 1600 sprint medley relay team.
Thorvaldson set a Class 3A state record in the 1600 with a time of 5 minutes, 0.52 seconds to break the mark she set at last year's meet. The sprint medley team also set a Class 3A record with a time of 4:18.05.
The sophomore standout also excelled outside the Wyoming borders. She finished second in the 3200 at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational on April 10 in Los Angeles with a 10:12.18, which was the No. 10 mark in the country at the time. And on June 15 at the Brooks PR Invitational in Walla Walla, Washington, Thorvaldson finished fourth in the 2-mile run with a time of 10:20.75.