2023 - 2024 MONTANA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
NATHAN
NEIL
RUNNER
BOZEMAN HS
BOZEMAN, MONTANA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-11
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
3RD
NIKE CROSS NATIONALS
14:45.47
CLASS AA STATE MEET
1ST
NIKE CROSS NORTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
“Let me tell you, I am glad he’s graduating. Nathan is a physical specimen who is both strong and very fast. He could win a race by running it in a number of different ways.”
Kelley Gilbert,
Head Coach - head coach of Helena High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-11, 158-pound senior earned All-American honors by finishing third at Nike Cross Nationals this past season. Neil’s time of 15:18.6 was only 2.1 seconds behind the winner. He also won the Class AA state meet in 14:45.47, breaking the tape 41.75 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor and leading the Hawks to a second-place finish as a team. He followed that by winning the Nike Cross Northwest Regional Championships by more than 15 seconds.

Academic Achievement


Neil has maintained a 3.90 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at the University of Washington this fall.

Exemplary Character


Neil is a member of his school’s Project Connect, which promotes a culture of compassion and inclusion. He has volunteered locally as part of multiple community service initiatives through his church youth group.