The 5-foot-11, 155-pound senior won the Class 4A individual state championship this past season, breaking the tape with a time of 15:45.12 and leading the Imps to the state team title. A First Team All-State selection as named by NC Milesplit, he clocked a personal-best for 5K with his third-place finish at the NCHSAA 4A Mideast Regional in 15:24.61. He also ran the state’s best 3200-meter time of the fall campaign, crossing the line fifth in 9:14.71 at November’s Hoka One One Postal Nationals—Dash for Doobie.
Idhammar has maintained a weighted 4.56 GPA in the classroom. He will attend the University of Pennsylvania this fall, where he will compete in both cross country and track and field.
A member of Cary High’s Student Council, Model UN Club and Environmental Club, he is an officer in the National Honor Society and, in that capacity, has participated in multiple community service initiatives. Idhammar has also spent the past two summers mentoring at-risk and underserved teens at Colorado’s Aspen Youth Center, in addition to teaching in the all-day summer program’s STEM initiative. He has completed an internship with the City of Aspen engineering department as well.