BELDEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo Christian Prep's Brock Kelly has been named Gatorade's Mississippi Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Kelly, a junior, is the first TCPS runner to win the award. He won the Class 1A individual state championship in November with a time of 16:33.50, which was the fastest in all classes. TCPS has won three consecutive state cross country team championships.
Kelly has maintained a 4.08 GPA in the classroom and is now a finalist for the national award, which will be announced later this month.