Star Valley’s Moore Says ‘It’s Super Cool’ To Win Gatorade Honor
Star Valley sprinter Wyatt Moore had a great finish to a big senior season with a pair of state titles and running at some prestigious national meets.
The capper came Monday, June 24, when Moore was named the 2019 Gatorade Wyoming Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Moore visited by phone with WyoPreps’ David Settle about receiving the honor in the video above. Moore said he found out by email and explained what it means to him. He also discussed his training, winning titles, his coaches, and getting ready to move on to the University of Wyoming, and how that came together.
Moore won four state titles during the 2019 track season. He took first place in the 60-meters and 200-meters in indoor track at the state meet in Gillette. That was followed by a sweep of the 100 and 200-meter races at the Class 4A state outdoor track championships in Casper last month. Moore also competed in the long jump and on a relay his senior season, both indoors and outdoors. He helped Star Valley place second at the 2019 indoor state championships and third at the outdoor state meet.
During his time with the Braves, Moore competed in track and field for four years, played football for four years, basketball for three years, and ran indoor track for one year, his senior season.
In outdoor track and field, as a junior, Moore was third in both the sprint events, while he placed third in the 200-meters and fifth in the 100-meters his sophomore year. Moore helped Star Valley win team titles his freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
Moore is the first winner from Star Valley of the Gatorade Wyoming Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year since jumper Charlie Clinger in 1995.