NAME: Dustin Horter
SCHOOL: Lakota East High School
SPORT(S): Cross Country-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: AAU 1,500 national champ; Ohio state CC champ, indoor 1,600 champ
HEIGHT: 6'1"-145 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Liberty Township
PARENTS: Byron and Betsy
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Parents
FUTURE GOAL: Become an Olympian
Lakota East senior Dustin Horter keeps running, winning and breaking records. In cross country, Dustin is the defending GMC, district, regional and Ohio state champion. His 15:02.8 time at the state championships last year was the 2nd fastest time ever run on the state course, and the 3rd fastest time in Ohio history.
Dustin was named the 2016 Gatorade Ohio Cross Country Runner of the Year, plus he also is a three-time first team all-state selection and a two-time Cincinnati Enquirer Cross Country Runner of the Year. He was named 2016 Cincinnati Cross Country Runner of the Year by the Cincinnati.com Greater Cincinnati Sports Awards.
Dustin also finished fourth at the Nike Cross Country Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships in a school-record time of 14:59.90
A superstar track runner as well, Dustin in the 1,600 was GMC, district, regional and Ohio state champion. His 4:07.52 in the 1,600 at the GMC championships set a school, district and Cincinnati record. He was the GMC champion in the 800, and in the 3,200 he was GMC, district and regional champ. His 3,200 time of 8:56.62 at the Eastern Relays in Louisville set a school record. He was named GMC Track Runner of the Year, Cincinnati Track Co-Runner of the Year (Enquirer) and the SWO District Track Runner of the Year.
Dustin is also an indoor track Ohio state champion, winning last year's indoor 1,600 in a time of 4:10.77. Active in community service, Dustin is an academic star and a member of National Honor Society. His favorite athlete is Galen Rupp and most-like-to-meet is Andrew Luck "because I love the Colts."
COACH'S QUOTE – "Dustin is the perfect combination of talent, work ethic, and sportsmanship on the field and in class. He strives for maximum potential in every endeavor."
— Adam Thomas, Cross Country Coach
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