Niwot’s Taylor James named Gatorade Colorado girls track & field athlete of the year

Niwot High School’s Taylor James on Thursday was named the Gatorade Colorado girls track & field athlete of the year.

James, who is entering her senior year, won the Class 4A 200-, 400- and 800-meter races, and was part of the winning 4X400 relay team at the Colorado state track meet in 2019. She was also a part of the school’s cross country team that won first place in Class 4A this past October. Her time of 18:59.8 was 10th-best among the field.

“Taylor’s range and versatility are unmatched,” Niwot coach Maurice Henriques said in a news release. “Her athleticism shows clearly given her ability to run against the best from the 100 to the 1600, and on the cross country course.”

She also carries a 4.0 grade-point average in the classroom.

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