The 5-foot-11, 135-pound senior raced to the national championship this past season, breaking the tape at the Nike Cross Nationals Final with a course-record time of 14:52.3 and leading the Panthers to the national title as a team. Young also won the Division 2 CIF state championship in 14:26.5. He also set a U.S. prep three-mile record of 13:39.7 last fall in winning the Woodbridge Classic, and he broke the tape at the Southern Section finals, the Marmonte League finals and the Clovis Invitational.
Young has maintained a weighted 4.68 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at Northern Arizona University this fall.
Young has volunteered locally for three summers in a row as a camp assistant at Many Mansions for underprivileged youth.