When you think of running at the prep level in Wyoming, a lot of times the first person that comes to mind is Rawlins standout Sydney Thorvaldson.

Already the most-decorated Gatorade Award winner in state history, Thorvaldson is just beginning her senior season.

She has won 14 state championships in her high school career and numerous more regular-season event titles. Since she set foot on the competitive cross country and track scene as a sixth-grader, Thorvaldson has been in a class by herself.

In the video above, WyoPreps’ David Settle sat down with Thorvaldson and Rawlins head cross country coach Nancy Steinberg for an in-depth interview. Sydney shared her thoughts on returning to running, what she’s been doing to prepare for her senior year with COVID, the cross country season in general, and more.

Thorvaldson also talked about her future at the next level. She has a top four in mind for college (find out in the video). The senior also spoke about passions away from running, a possible future career field, and what it’s meant for her to represent and attend Rawlins High School.

Coach Steinberg touched on Sydney’s drive and passion, how lucky she feels that she got to coach her, how much fun it’s been to be her coach, and how sweet and kind Sydney is as a person. Steinberg also knows Thorvaldson faces a difficult decision about her future this fall and possibly competing beyond college.

Rawlins will start their season at the Green River Invite this Saturday.

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