Watch highlights of the State Division I girls championship where winner Carlie Dorostkar won by 15 seconds, running the Woodward Park 5K course in 16:45.4, the fourth fastest time ever on the course.
Carlie Dorostkar, who took the fall cross country season by storm and became a CIF-State champion, has been recognized as the California Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year by Gatorade, as part of its national "Player of the Year" program.
Dorostkar, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, who recorded the nation's fastest 3-mile time during the fall season, put up a jaw-dropping historical time in winning the CIF-State Division I title and was the fastest California girl at the Nike Cross Nationals, had previously earned MileSplitCA Girls Runner of the Year honors.
Follow this link to read our Runner of the Year story and check out video interviews with Carlie.
The Gatorade State Player of the Year award winners are evaluated and selected on the basis of three criteria:
Athletic Excellence - Standout performance in their respective sport made at the high school, club, national or international levels of competition.
Academic Achievement - Review of GPA and class rank, as well as SAT and ACT scores, and academic honors distinctions.
Exemplary Character - Commitment to sportsmanship, character and community through membership and participation in positive activities.
Photo by Patrick Corsinita