Mohamed Hussein ‘14 named Gatorade Massachusetts Runner of the Year

Cross-country head coach Grant Gonzalez and Mohamed Hussein '14 at the 2013 Pie Race

Mohamed Hussein ’14 has been named the Gatorade Massachusetts Boys’ Cross Country Runner of the Year for 2013-14. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement, and exemplary character demonstrated both on and off the racecourse.

“Mohamed Hussein has quickly become a leader in our school as well as a top runner,” head coach of the cross-country team Grant Gonzalez said. “He is sincerely beloved by his peers and is one of the kindest, most caring students I have had the privilege of knowing in my career.”

Hussein is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys’ Cross Country Runner of the Year award, to be announced later in January.

The 5-foot-6, 130-pound senior raced the New England Preparatory School Track Association Division I individual championship this past season with a time of 16:06. A First Team All-NEPSTA selection, Hussein earned 14th place at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional championships, crossing the line in 16:01.1. Hussein won the record-breaking 2013 Bemis-Forslund Pie Race and delivered the keynote address at the Fall Athletic Banquet.

Hussein has maintained a 3.67 GPA in the classroom. A proud member of the NMH debate team, business club, and Model Senate, he also volunteers on behalf of a food bank and as a peer tutor. Hussein will attend Amherst College this fall, where he will compete in cross-country and track and field.

Hussein joins Gatorade Massachusetts Boys Cross Country Runners of the Year Jonathan Green (2012-13, St. John's High School), Wesley Gallagher (2011-12, Pembroke High School), John Murray (2010-11, Shrewsbury High School), Patrick McGowan (2009-10, Mansfield), Mike Moverman (2008-09, Oliver Ames), and Robert Gibson (2007-08, Brookline) as athletes who have won the cross-country award since its inception in 2007. View a nationwide list of 2013-14 recipients here.