Butler High’s Aslynn Halvorson was named the Gatorade N.C. Girls’ Track & Field Athlete of the Year on Wednesday.
The award is based on athletic achievement, academics and character.
Halvorson, who recently finished her senior year and has signed with Tennessee, won the shot put and discus events at the N.C. 4A meet for the second straight year.
She also won the discus at the prestigious Penn Relays, and her winning throw of 161 feet, eight inches was the fifth-best in the country among high-schoolers.
Halvorson, who has a 3.67 grade point average, also is an accomplished singer and musician. She has volunteered with Habitat For Humanity, various church-related service projects and with youth track and basketball programs.
“Aslynn is the all-around student-athlete that anyone would be honored to have as part of their program,” Butler coach Debbie Bethay. “There’s no one more deserving than she is.”
- Cliff Mehrtens