(February 11, 2020 by Brad Myers, Delaware News Journal) Tatnall’s Lydia Colasante has been named the Gatorade Delaware Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. The freshman won the girls Division II individual title at the DIAA Cross Country Championships, finishing the course at Killens Pond State Park in Felton in 18:48.9.
Colasante also won at the White Clay Creek Classic and Delaware Independent School Conference meet, finished second at the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational and took fourth at the Joe O’Neill Invitational.
Colasante, who also has an A average in the classroom, had competed successfully in soccer, basketball and lacrosse, but last fall was her first season of competitive running.
As part of Gatorade’s Play it Forward program, Colasante will be allowed to award a $1,000 grant to a local or national youth sports organization of her choice.
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