2022 - 2023 MISSOURI
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
GRACE
TYSON
RUNNER
LAFAYETTE HS
WILDWOOD, MISSOURI
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-7
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 18:10.5
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (INDIVIDUAL)
1ST
FOREST PARK INVITATIONAL
1ST
MEMPHIS TWILIGHT CLASSIC
1ST
FORT ZUMWALT NORTH INVITATIONAL
“Grace Tyson’s journey to repeating as Class 5 state champion was one of the most inspirational comeback stories in the country this season. She returned after being sidelined for seven weeks with a stress fracture in her foot to not only secure the title, but also produce the fastest time across all classifications at the meet.”
Erik Boal
editor at DyeStat.com

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-7 senior raced to the Class 5 individual state championship this past season with a time of 18:10.5, leading the Lancers to the state title as a team. She also won the Forest Park Invitational, Memphis Twilight Classic and Fort Zumwalt North Invitational.

Academic Achievement


Tyson has maintained a 4.22 weighted GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at Indiana University this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club and Fall Sports Leadership Program, Tyson has also donated her time to her school and in the surrounding community in several ways, including as a swim coach. She has also worked at the STL Food Bank, participated in the Adopt-A-Family Program with her local church, served as a Special Olympics leader and helped wrap Christmas gifts for kids as part of Lafayette’s STUCO program.