The 6-foot 130-pound senior broke the tape at the Foot Locker South Regional championships with a career-best time of 14:55 and followed up with a fourth-place finish at Foot Locker nationals, earning All-American honors and crossing the line in 15:27.90, just 8.2 seconds off the winning pace. Tatter also captured the NCHSAA Class 4A State Championship individual title in 15:20.11, leading the Demons to a sixth-place finish as a team. A three-time All-State selection, he won nine of 12 races in 2017, clocked the fastest 5K among North Carolina prep boys and was the state’s top finisher at either Foot Locker nationals or the Nike Cross Nationals.
Tatter has maintained a 4.65 weighted GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country on scholarship at the University of Michigan this fall.
A member of his school’s Chinese club and Crosby Scholars, he has volunteered as a YMCA youth coach for the past three years.