Guyer's Brynn Brown competes in the 3,200 meter race at Keller ISD Athletic Complex April 17, 2019, in Keller.

Guyer’s Brynn Brown earned one of the most prestigious honors in the country for high school athletes on Thursday.

The junior — who is widely regarded as the top runner in Texas — was announced as the Gatorade Texas Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year, becoming the first person from Guyer to take home the award.

Brown is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

In January, Brown shattered the Texas A&M High School Classic 2-mile meet record, turning in a blazing 10:08.11 Her time was the best in the country among prep indoor competitors.

At the Coppell Relays in late February, Brown turned in a 9:58.98 in the 3,200. The performance ranks as the fastest girls time in state history and 12th in the nation all-time. Brown’s time trial of 9:39.28 in the 3,200 would have broke the national record by eight seconds, but the remainder of the high school season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a sophomore, Brown won the Class 6A 3,200 title, clocking a staggering 10:09.91. In cross country, Brown was the 6A runner-up in 2018.

She missed the district cross country championships back in October with a stress fracture in her foot and did not get the chance to run at the state meet in Round Rock.

REECE WADDELL can be reached at 940-566-6869 and via Twitter at @ReeceWaddell15.

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