Cameron Rose Earns NC Gatorade Player Of The Year Honors

Cameron Rose's US#2 All-Time 300m At The VA Showcase

Hickory Ridge senior Cameron Rose has been awards North Carolina Gatorade Track & Field Player of the Year for the 2020 season.  Though their was no official season, Gatorade made the decision that they would still give the award in 2020 using the indoor season and athletes careers as a base metric on the athletic side of the award.

Cameron Rose broke two state records during the indoor season in the 200m Dash and the 300m Dash running 20.94 and 32.84.  Both were the top marks in the country this season and are also US#6 All-Time and US#2 All-Time Indoors respectively.

"The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Rose as North Carolina's best high school boys track & field athlete."

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Rose will go down as one of the best sprinters in North Carolina history.  It's disappointing we weren't able to see how fast he could go outdoors after such a strong indoor season.  But he will continue his track career at the University of Virginia Tech where I'm sure he'll be amongst the best in the NCAA.

Rose becomes the first track & field athlete ever from Hickory Ridge to earn this award.

Boys Track & Field Gatorade Winners

1986- Terrell Carpenter, Hoke County

1987- Elbert Ellis, Hillside

1988- Randy Jordan, Warren County

1989- Larry Harrington, Millbrook

1990- David Adair, Garinger

1991- Brian Ellis, North Rowan

1992- Shannon Pope, High Point Andrews

1993- Alvis Whitted, Orange

1994- Robbie Howell, Apex

1995- Chris Wylie, Myers Park

1996- Ramando North, West Charlotte

1997- Greg Yeldell, North Rowan

1998- Greg Yeldell, North Rowan

1999- Thomas Lewis,Byrd

2000- Ricky Brookshire, Watauga

2001- Robert Boulware, Z.B. Vance

2002- Mike Loyd, Mt. Tabor

2003- Matt Debole, Mt. Tabor

2004- Andre Tillman, North Rowan

2005- J-Mee Samuels, Mt. Tabor

2006- Jack Bolas, Chapel Hill

2007- Johnny Dutch, Clayton

2008- Dylan Ferris, East Forsyth

2009- Wayne Davis, Southeast Raleigh

2010-I saac Presson, Asheville

2011- Eric Winfrey, Byrd

2012- Craig Engels, Reagan

2013- John Crossley, West Carteret

2014- Trentavis Friday, Cherryville

2015-Keon Howe, Mallard Creek

2016-Marcus Krah, Hillside

2017-Connor Lane, Cardinal Gibbons

2018 -Jamar Davis, Orange

2019 -Kyle Durham, Weddington

2020 - Cameron Rose, Hickory Ridge