Bryan Station’s Isaiah McCall and Lexington Catholic’s Michaela Reinhart won Kentucky’s Gatorade Player of the Year award in track and field for their respective gender, Gatorade announced Thursday.
McCall, a senior who’s signed with the University of Cincinnati, won his third straight state title in the 300-meter hurdles this season and broke the state-meet record in the 110-meter hurdles, which had stood for 42 years. He is the first boy from Bryan Station to win the award and became the fourth straight Lexington athlete to take the honor. Paul Laurence Dunbar sprinter Will Allen won in 2016, Henry Clay high jumper Jaron Brooks won in 2015 and Lafayette thrower Landon Young won in 2014.
Reinhart, a senior who’s signed with Duke University, swept the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races at the Class 2A state championships, and her time in the 3,200 was the fastest among all classes by nearly 25 seconds. Reinhart, a two-time Gatorade state winner in cross country, won her first Gatorade track-and-field award and became the first girl from Lexington to receive that recognition since Bryan Station’s Ericka Muncy in 1990.
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The national Gatorade Player of the Year awards in track-and-field will be named later this month.