The state's 2016-17 Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, the 6-foot, 140-pound senior won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:17.58 and the 3200 in 8:59.9 at the Class 4A state meet this past season. Lane's personal-best time of 8:47 in the 3200 this spring is a state record and ranked as the nation's No. 6 performance among prep competitors in 2017 at the time of his selection. He also won the 3000 at the Penn Relays Carnival in 8:24.01.
Lane has maintained a weighted 5.15 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Stanford University this fall.
An active member of his school's student council, Lane has donated his time preparing and serving lunch at a local soup kitchen and has volunteered locally on behalf of youth running programs and blood-donation drives. "Connor possesses a very special focus," said Cardinal Gibbons coach Nick Mangum. "He's willing to train very hard for long periods of time without distraction."