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

Taylor James, Niwot High School, reacts as she looks up at her time on the scoreboard after crossing the finish with a new Colorado State record of 2:08.29, winning the girls 4A 800 meter run final at the 2019 Colorado State Track and Field Championships at Jeffco Stadium May 17, 2019.
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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.