The state’s returning Gatorade Runner of the Year, the 6-foot, 145-pound senior won the Division I state meet for a second straight year this past season with a time of 15:03.5, breaking the tape 0.4 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor. Horter won the Nike Cross Nationals Midwest Regional championships in a school-record time of 14:57.6 for 5K and then earned First Team All-American status by finishing sixth at the NXN Final. He is a four-time First Team All-State selection and the three-time Cincinnati Enquirer Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Horter has maintained a weighted 4.15 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country on scholarship at Indiana University this fall.
A member of the Student Athletic Leadership Team at Lakota East, Horter has participated in multiple service-mission trips with his church. He has volunteered locally at a food pantry and donated his time as a teacher’s aide at Vacation Bible School.