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Bozeman’s Camila Noe wins Gatorade track and field athlete of the year

Posted at 1:16 PM, Jun 21, 2018

CHICAGO — Bozeman cross country and track and field standout Camila Noe was named Montana’s Gatorade girls track and field athlete of the year on Thursday.. Noe was also the Gatorade girls cross country runner of the year.

At the State AA track and field meet, Noe won the 3,200-meter run and took second in the 1,600-meter run, pacing Bozeman to a runner-up finish in the Class AA team race. Noe ran at the Arcadia Invitational early in the season, finishing fifth in the 3,200.

During a meet in early May, Noe ran the fastest in-state 3,200 time by a female runner in Montana history. Noe’s time of 10 minutes, 21.76 seconds broke the mark held by former Billings Senior standout and current Stanford Cardinal Christina Aragon. Aragon still holds the state record, which can only be set a state meet.

Noe recently ran at the Brooks PR Invitational, where she finished second in the two-mile. Her time of 9:54.95 was the nation’s fastest time among girls high school competitors in 2018.

“Camila Noe worked extremely hard to get to where she is,” said Missoula Hellgate coach Anders Booker. “We’ve never had a girl go under 10 minutes for the two-mile. For her to do that, it’s an all-time Montana performance.”

In the fall, Noe will continue her running career at the University of Portland.