The state’s returning Gatorade Runner of the Year, the 6-foot, 143-pound senior won the Class 4A state meet for a second-straight year this past season with a time of 15:36.0, leading the Hawks to a fifth-place finish as a team. Sindt underwent heart surgery last February, but returned to the team less than seven months later. He also set a state record at the Ankeny Invitational with his winning time of 14:51.5 as the first Iowa runner to break 15 minutes in a 5K race.
Sindt has maintained a weighted 3.50 GPA as a senior in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at Iowa State University this fall.
A member of the Ankeny High choir and band, Sindt has volunteered locally doing yard work for disabled neighbors, and he has donated his time at multiple charity road races and triathlons.