Pinecrest's Carmen Alder has earned North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive year.
As a junior Alder was unbeaten by North Carolina athletes throughout the NCHSAA season while winning her second straight NCHSAA 4A State Championship.
Alder recorded 5 sub-18 performances in the cross country season winning major invitationals such as the Providence Invitational, Friday Night Lights, adidas Cross Country Challenge and the NCRunners Elite Invitational.
Alder has been dominant since she entered the high school scene as a freshman in 2017 and has continued to get better each year.
In 2020 Alder will look to be the first North Carolina to receive Gatorade Player of the Year three times over their career.
Girls Gatorade Cross Country Player's Of The Year
2008 - Adrianne Soo, Durham Academy
2009 - Adrianne Soo, Durham Academy
2011 - Darby Middlebrook, Watauga
2012 - Sammy George, Millbrook
2013 - Megan Sullivan, Broughton
2014 - Kayla Montgomery, Mt. Tabor
2015 - Elly Henes, Green Hope
2019 - Carmen Alder, Pinecrest
2020 - Carmen Alder, Pinecrest