2022 - 2023 MONTANA
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CLAIRE
RUTHERFORD
RUNNER
GALLATIN HS
BOZEMAN, MONTANA
SOPHOMORE
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-6
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 18:31.04
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (INDIVIDUAL)
10TH
NIKE NORTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
6TH
MOUNTAIN WEST CLASSIC
3RD
BILLINGS INVITATIONAL
“Claire Rutherford benefited from several early season tests that provided valuable experience during the second half of the season, then demonstrated her growth by elevating from a 38th-place finish last year at the state final to capture the Class AA title. She used that momentum to finish in the top 10 at the Nike Northwest Regional, another great building block for her future success.”
Erik Boal
editor at DyeStat.com

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-6 sophomore raced to the Class AA individual state championship this past season with a time of 18:31.04, leading the Raptors to third place as a team. Rutherford also won the Bozeman Invitational, Butte High Invitational and Cottonwood Invitational, in addition to taking third at the Billings Invitational and placing sixth at the Mountain West Classic. She finished 10th at the Nike Northwest Regional Championships in Idaho.

Academic Achievement


Rutherford has maintained a 4.00 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her junior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


Rutherford is a member of Future Health Professionals club, a student-led organization with the mission to promote career opportunities in the health industry and enhance the delivery of quality health care.