Are you surprised?
After undefeated cross country seasons in 2017, Blue Springs senior Victor Mugeche and Blue Springs South senior Victoria Findley have earned 2017 Gatorade Runner of the Year honors for the state of Missouri.
Mugeche is coming off one of the most dominant seasons by any male cross country runner in state history. As previously mentioned, he went undefeated this cross country season, but he earned major victories throughout the season at races such as Greg Wilson Classic, Forest Park Cross Country Fest, Rim Rock, Capital City XC Challenge, KC Gold Conference, C4 District 7, C4 Sectional 4, and, of course, the Class 4 State Meet.
After a stellar career, Mugeche was finally able to bring home his first individual gold on the state level and help his Blue Springs squad win their first state title as a team since 1982.
Mugeche also represented Missouri well at both the Foot Locker and Nike Cross Regional meets this November, running 15:28.90 and 15:31.20 respectively and finishing top 15 in both. He set a personal best of 15:11.40 this season at Greg Wilson Classic.
Watch our interview with Victor after his individual state championship:
You can see all of the award winners from this cross country season here.