Addy Wiley of Huntington North High School has been named the 2020-2021 Indiana Girls Track & Field Player of the Year. Wiley had an incredible prep season this past spring, ending it with 2 state titles in the 1600 and the 800, becoming the first female to ever achieve that feat in Indiana history. The rising senior won the Running Lane Championship mile in a nation-leading and state record time of 4:38.14. That mark also put her within the top 10 all-time for high school girls in the United States, No. 7 per the MileSplit database.
Wiley is the first female distance runner from Indiana to win this honor since Brittany Neeley in 2012-2013. Since then it has gone to some of the nation's best sprinters like Lynna Irby, Semira Killebrew, and Ramiah Elliott.
She will race a couple of times this 4th of July weekend on the west coast. First up in, what should be, the fastest 800 of her career at the Brooks PR Invitational. She will then head to Hayward Field and race the 1 mile championships at outdoor nationals, where she will attempt to hold onto her place as the US No.1 miler.
Read the complete press release from Gatorade below.