Peak to Peak's Quinn McConnell named girls cross country runner of the year

Peak to Peak senior Quinn McConnell was named Colorado's girls cross country runner of the year by Gatorade on Monday.

She is the first-ever Peak to Peak athlete to win the Gatorade award in any sport.

McConnell finished third in the Class 3A state championship in the fall.

McConnell has signed with Furman, and has a 4.76 GPA. She volunteers locally on behalf of an animal hospital and a therapeutic horse-riding program for the disabled.

“Quinn McConnell is very competitive and obviously very talented,” said Centaurus head coach Devin Rourke. “She’s overcome a lot of challenges and has remained resilient and strong.”