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Gabe Simonsen Named Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year

Mustang’s Gabe Simonsen has been named the Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year

(Mustang, Oklahoma – February 10, 2020) – Gabe Simonsen has been named the Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year and is now part of a 30+ year legacy that includes past winners such as Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach, Karl-Anthony Towns, Derek Jeter and many other sports icons!

The Gatorade Player of the Year program is proud to recognize the nation’s most elite high school athletes for not only athletic excellence, but also for high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character.

Through the Gatorade Play It Forward initiative, Gatorade will donate $1,000 to a sport-based organization of Gabe’s choosing! Your athlete has received an email with details concerning this program.


Gatorade has fueled athletes for a half-century and knows the positive impact sports can have on youth, including improvements in school, health, emotional well-being and future career success. However, youth participation in sports has been on a decline, largely due to a lack of resources and limited access to athletic programs. Gatorade Play It Forward empowers Gatorade Player of the Year athletes to give back to sports programs in their communities to help the next generation reap the benefits of sport.

Click Here To View The Award Video

About Mustang Public Schools

The Mustang Public School District covers over 69 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 certified and support employees. Voted one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces for the past two years, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.

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