Severna Park’s Jake Gelfand was named the Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year for the 2020-21 school year.

Gelfand only competed in three fall competitions before the COVID-19 pandemic closed down the cross country season, but he was victorious in all of them. The award, which also considers academics and the demonstration of exemplary character, also fit Gelfand because of his weighted 4.16 GPA and his work as youth track coach and volunteer for RISE for Autism.