Lander hurdler-sprinter Gage Gose was selected as the 2022-23 Gatorade Wyoming Boys Track and Field Player of the Year on Thursday.

In its 38th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gose is the first Gatorade Wyoming Boys Track and Field Player of the Year from Lander Valley High School.

Gose won the national championship in the 400-meter hurdles earlier this month at the Nike Outdoor Nationals. He set a state record with his time of 51.48 seconds, which ranked No. 4 nationally among prep competitors in 2023. He also ran the 110-meter-high hurdles in 14.16 seconds at the Nike Outdoor Nationals. Gose placed sixth and earned All-America honors.

At the state track championships last month in Casper, Gose won both the 110 and 300 hurdles in the 3A division in class record times and added victories in the 200-meters and 4x400-meter relay. He helped the Tigers to a fourth-place finish in the team standings. Gose crossed the line in the 300-meter hurdles at 36.10 seconds, which set a new state record. It ranked him No. 4 in the country. He also won an indoor track state title in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.53 seconds last March in the new 3A division.

Gose was also one of the five male finalists for the prestigious Milward Simpson Award in 2023.

Rich Gonzalez, the editor of, even took notice of Gose during the 2023 season.

“Gage Gose made the most of his chances against top competition this past season. Ranking among the nation’s premier hurdlers in 2023, Gage breezed to victory at the state meet, which served as a tune-up for Nike Outdoor Nationals, where he captured the national title in the 400-meter hurdles. He also set three state records this season.”

The 6-1, 160-pound senior had a weighted 4.19 GPA in the classroom. Gose has volunteered locally on behalf of the Lander Interact Club, a youth group that serves community meals and organizes community clean-up campaigns. He has also donated his time by helping to clear the trails at Sinks Canyon State Park in addition to participating in the Rotary Youth Leadership Camp.

Gose has signed his National Letter of Intent to run track and field at Davidson College in North Carolina starting this fall.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Gose as Wyoming’s best high school boys’ track & field athlete. He is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Track and Field Player of the Year award to be announced later this summer.

Gose joins recent Gatorade Wyoming Boys Track and Field Players of the Year Texas Tanner (2021-22) from Sheridan High School, Joseph Turner (2020-21) of Lyman High School, and Peter Visser (2019-20), among the state’s list of former award winners.

Being a Gatorade Player of the Year means paying it forward for the next generation. Through Gatorade’s Play it Forward initiative, every Player of the Year receives a grant to give to one of Gatorade’s social impact partners, supporting Gatorade’s ambition to fuel the future of sport. To date, Gatorade Player of the Year winners’ grants has totaled more than $3.5 million across more than 1,300 organizations.

Information in a press release from The Gatorade Company was used in this story.

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