For the first time in a single school year, one school swept the Gatorade Wyoming Cross Country Player of the Year Awards.

Last month, Jackson Hole High School seniors Kate Brigham and Mason Wheeler won the girls’ and boys’ honor, respectively.

Both won the Class 4A state cross country championship last fall in Ethete, WY. Brigham won by nearly 36 seconds, while Wheeler won by almost ten seconds.

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In the video above, WyoPreps’ David Settle had a recent opportunity to catch up with both winners in one combined interview. We asked about their reaction to the news when they found out they had won this award, what it means to them, their cross-country seasons, training, their respective futures, and more.

Oh, and they’re not bad Nordic skiers, either. Both have won multiple races in the high school cross-country skiing season, as well.

Brigham signed to run at the University of Colorado in Boulder next fall, while Wheeler is undecided at this time.

Both were the second-ever girl runner and boy runner to be chosen from Jackson Hole High School. The Gatorade Wyoming Cross Country Player of the Year Award goes back to 2007-08.

Girls State Cross County

Girls State Cross County

Boys State Cross Country Meets

Boys State Cross Country Meets