Grevious repeats as Gatorade Player of the Year

Senior runner earned his third Gatorade Player of the Year honor overall. 

Brian Muldoon
January 29, 2024
Phillips Exeter Academy runner Byron Grevious named Gatorade Player of the Year.

Byron Grevious capped his Big Red cross country career with a wave of individual and team accoloades, including three Gatorade Player of the Year honors. 

Exeter senior Byron Grevious ’24 earned yet added another recognition to his remarkable collection as he was named New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year for his successful cross-country season this past fall.

The Gatorade Player of the Year award honors the nation’s most elite high school athletes for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community. In addition to his high standards he has set for himself on the trails and in the classroom, Grevious also volunteered for the Special Olympics and an organization serving at-risk youth in his home state of Connecticut while also working for WPEA, Exeter’s student-run radio station.

“State champ, regional champ and All-American: It’d be hard to ask much more of Byron Grevious in 2023,” said Rich Gonzalez of PrepCalTrack in the Gatorade press release. “He also broke the meet record at the Manchester Invitational for good measure and seems destined to make a name for himself on the left coast at Stanford next season.”

This is the third Gatorade Player of the Year honor Grevious has received in his career, also earning the recognition following the 2022 cross-country season and the 2023 track and field season.

Grevious placed first in each regular-season race he ran, including at the always competitive Manchester Invitational and Black Bear Invitational. His postseason performance was just as impressive as he earned his third straight New England individual and team title at Loomis Chaffee before running to a Nike Cross Regional championship at Bowdoin Park in Wappinger Falls, New York, where he crossed 17 seconds ahead of the rest of the field, leading Big Red to a fifth-place finish overall. He capped his season and his high school cross-country career with a strong performance at Nike Cross Nationals in Eugene, Oregon, where he placed 11th overall in a field stacked with the best runners from around the country.