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Cross country: Sarah Baxter is the Gatorade national runner of the year

January 25, 2013 |  2:04 pm


Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley has been named the Gatorade national runner of the year in girls' cross country.

She was presented her award on Friday at school with a surprise visitor, track star Allyson Felix.

Baxter, a junior, hasn't lost a cross country race in high school during her three-year varsity career.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Photo: Sarah Baxter, left, is presented with the trophy as Gatorade's national runner of the year by Olympic sprint champion Allyson Felix. Credit: Susan Goldman / Gatorade.