Gatorade 2022 - 2023: Player of the Year

Boys Track & Field - Louisiana

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Justin Horne

Height: 6-FOOT-2
Press Release

Peak Performance

1st - 13.82

Class 5A State Meet - 110m Hurdles

1st - 37.25

Class 5A State Meet - 300m Hurdles
“Justin Horne had already smashed the state record in the 110 hurdles by Week Two of the 2023 season. But the victories kept piling up throughout the season as the Texas Tech University-bound senior earned U.S. Top 25 rankings in both hurdle events en route to a sweep at states.”
Rich Gonzalez
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Athletic Excellence

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior swept the hurdling events at the Class 5A state meet this past season, leading the Patriots to a third place finish as a team. Horne broke the tape in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 13.82 seconds. He won the 300 hurdles in 37.25. He graduated as the state record-holder in the 100 hurdles—a personal-best clocking of 13.64, which ranked No. 24 nationally among prep boys in 2023. His PR of 37.24 in the 300 at the Class 5A district meet was nation’s No. 23 time in the event this spring.

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Academic Achievement

Horne has maintained a 3.31 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Texas Tech University this fall.

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Exemplary Character

Horne has volunteered locally by coaching a junior high track and field club and by serving as a martial arts dojo. He has also donated his time to the Spirit Club and the youth choir at his school.