2023 - 2024 PENNSYLVANIA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DREW
GRIFFITH
RUNNER
BUTLER AREA SENIOR HS
BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-11
PRESS RELEASE

SHARE THIS PAGE


HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:06.9
FOOT LOCKER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
1ST
CLASS 3A STATE MEET
1ST - 14:21
MILESTAT.COM INVITATIONAL
“Drew Griffith became the first Pennsylvania runner to win the Foot Locker national title in the 44-year history of the race. His personal-best clocking last fall was the nation’s fastest prep 5K of 2023.”
Rich Gonzalez
PrepCal Track

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-11, 135-pound senior broke the tape at the Foot Locker National Championships this past season with a time of 15:06.9. A two-time Gatorade award winner, Griffith also dominated at the Class 3A state meet to win by a commanding 21 seconds. His most notable in-season triumph came at the MileStat.com Invitational, where he clocked a personal-best 14:21.0.

Academic Achievement


Griffith has maintained a 4.40 weighted GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at University of Notre Dame this fall.

Exemplary Character


A recipient of the Good Citizenship Award by the State of Pennsylvania, Griffith has volunteered locally with the Backpack Program, an initiative in his school district that provides food at home for students in need. He has also donated his time to Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse, which collects and presents gift-filled shoeboxes to boys and girls around the world.