Sheridan’s Addie Pendergast has won her second straight Gatorade Wyoming Girls Track and Field Player of the Year award after The Gatorade Company announced her as the 2023-24 honoree for the state on Tuesday. Pendergast is the second winner in school history. She joins Kaylyn Doyle, who won this award in 2001-02.

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 Pendergast as Wyoming’s best high school girls’ track and field athlete.

The 5-7 senior sprinter/hurdler helped the Sheridan Broncs win the Class 4A team title at last month’s state track championships. She won the 300-meter hurdles with a state record time of 42.69 seconds. That ranked her No. 58 among girls’ prep competitors this spring. Already the record-holder in the 400-meter dash from 2023, she won the 400-meter dash at 54.40 seconds at the 4A state meet last month. That put her at No. 63 in the nation in 2024.

Pendergast is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Player of the Year award that will be announced next month. She has signed her National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Stanford University this fall.

Addie maintained a weighted 4.46 GPA in the classroom and graduated as her school’s valedictorian. She volunteered on behalf of multiple community service initiatives as president of the Sheridan High School National Honor Society. Pendergast also donated her time to green space beautification projects and as a youth running coach and mentor.

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Tanner Kelting, head coach of Thunder Basin High School in Gillette, expressed his appreciation of Pendergast’s talent in high school.

“Addie had a tremendous career. She was a blast to watch compete and she elevated the level of competition here in Wyoming.”

Pendergast joins Kate Brigham from Jackson (2021-22), Lauryn Love of Campbell County (2020-21), and Sydney Thorvaldson from Rawlins (2019-20 & 2018-19), as recent Gatorade Wyoming Girls Track and Field Player of the Year award winners.

As part of Gatorade’s commitment to breaking down barriers in sport, every Player of the Year also receives a grant to donate to a social impact partner. To date, the Gatorade Player of the Year program has provided more than $4.9 million in grants to winners across more than 1,900 organizations.

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

2024 State Track Meet

2024 State Track Meet

Gallery Credit: Nicole Williams

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