“Troutner missed qualifying for Nike Cross Nationals Final by one spot, and two seconds, as a junior. He lived with that for months and it spurred him to train smarter and dedicate himself even more to try to follow in the footsteps of 2016-17 Gatorade National Runner of the Year Casey Clinger. His ability to sustain a hard pace and then kick at the finish was a revelation at the end of the season, and the other top boys in the country had no answer for it at the NXN Final.”
editor for Dyestat.com
The 5-foot-9, 123-pound senior raced to the national championship this past season with a time of 15:03.9 at the Nike Cross Nationals Final. Troutner won the Class 5A individual state championship in 14:48.8 and broke the tape at the NXN Southwest Regional championships in 14:50. He also finished first at the Highland Invitational, the BYU Autumn Classic, the Nebo Invitational and the Region 7 championships.
Troutner has maintained a 3.89 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at Brigham Young University after completing a two-year mission with his church.
A youth leader with his church, Troutner has volunteered locally as an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.