Mountain View's Halladay wins Gatorade XC Runner of the Year... Again

Mountain View High School sophomore Lexy Halladay is going to need a bigger trophy case.

MERIDIAN -- Mountain View High School sophomore Lexy Halladay is going to need a bigger trophy case.

Halladay won her second consecutive 5A individual state cross country title last fall, crossing the finish line in 17:50.44, nearly 16 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.

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What's even more impressive? Halladay did not lose to an in-state opponent in 2017.

Halladay finished second at the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Regional championships and 40th at the NXN finals.

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In June, Halladay broke the national freshman mile record at the Adidas Boost Boston Games with a time of 4:41.80.

The previous record, 4:42.00, was set in 1973 by Mary Decker

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This is Halladay's third overall Gatorade award. She is also the reigning Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year.