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Arkansas signee Thorvaldson named national runner of the year

FAYETTEVILLE — A signee with the University of Arkansas women’s cross country and track and field program is a Gatorade national award-winning high school distance runner for the second consecutive year.

Sydney Thorvaldson who is from Rawlins, Wyo., and signed with Arkansas last fall, was announced this week as Gatorade’s 2020-21 national girls cross country runner of the year.

Last year, Taylor Ewert, a freshman runner for the Razorbacks from Beaverton, Ohio, was the Gatorade national girls track and field athlete. Ewert helped Arkansas win the SEC cross country title last fall.

“I’m pretty close with Taylor,” Thorvaldson said.