Delta’s Dallin Draper Named As Gatorade Utah Track & Field Boys Athlete of the Year

first_imgJune 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local Delta’s Dallin Draper Named As Gatorade Utah Track & Field Boys Athlete of the Year FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHICAGO-Per an announcement last Thursday, Dallin Draper of Delta High School was named as the Utah Boys Track & Field Gatorade athlete of the year.Draper is the first track and field athlete in Delta High School history to be selected for this honor.The 5’11” 150-pound senior sprinter set Utah Class 3-A records in the 200 (21.29 seconds) and 400 (47.04 seconds) meter dashes this past May at the Utah High School state track and field championships at Brigham Young University.Additionally, at the BYU Invitational two weeks prior to this championship meet, he set a state record in a time of 21.12 seconds in the 200-meter dash. He accomplished this despite nursing a hamstring injury during much of the spring season.Other high school track and field athletes to win this prestigious award include Olympians Lolo Jones and Allyson Felix, as well as current Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III.Draper is also renowned for his leadership skills at Delta High School during his scholastic career for the Rabbits, as he has volunteered locally in the Delta community as a peer tutor and donated time on behalf of multiple community service initiatives through his local LDS Church youth group.Draper, also an Eagle Scout through his association with the Boy Scouts of America, has posted a 3.92 GPA in the classroom.Draper will serve an LDS Church mission in the Brazil Rio De Janeiro South mission and upon his return, will compete on an athletic scholarship at Brigham Young University.Earlier this month, Draper was also named as the Mid-Utah Radio boys track and field athlete of the year at the company’s first sports award banquet at the Snow College Richfield campus. Tags: Allyson Felix/BYU Invitational/BYU Track/Dallin Draper/Gatorade/Lolo Jones/Robert Griffin III Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more