Gatorade 2022 - 2023: Player of the Year

Boys Track & Field - New Mexico

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Tanner Montano

Height: 6-FOOT
Press Release

Peak Performance

1st - 23ft, 7.75in

Class 5A State Meet - Long Jump

2nd - 10.95

Class 5A State Meet - 100m

2nd - 21.90

Class 5A State Meet - 200m
“Few ninth graders achieve the instant impact that Tanner Montano did in his debut prep season. Not only did he play a role in three event wins at the state meet, but he also finished as the top overall scorer in Class 5A, the largest division in the state.”
Rich Gonzalez
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excellence star

Athletic Excellence

The 6-foot, 156-pound freshman won the long jump and took second in two sprint events at the Class 5A state meet this past season, leading the Bears to a second-place finish as a team. Montano won the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 7.75 inches which ranked No. 38 nationally among prep competitors in 2023. He crossed the line second in the 100-meter dash in 10.95 seconds and second in the 200 in 21.90. He also competed on the state title-winning 4x100 and 4x200 relay quartets.

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Academic Achievement

Montano has maintained a 3.42 weighted GPA in the classroom. He will begin his sophomore year of high school this fall.

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Exemplary Character

Montano has volunteered locally with the Special Olympics and as a mentor to youth track athletes. He has also donated his time helping the unhoused move into new living facilities.