Malibu’s Claudia Lane finalist for Gatorade National Girls CC Player of The Year

Gatorade is changing things up a bit.

For the first time in the 33-year history of the Player of the Year awards, the sports drink company released a Top 3 watch list video ahead of the 2017-2018 Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Player of the Year announcement.

Included in the three finalists is Claudia Lane, a junior from Malibu.

Lane won her second consecutive national title at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships this past season, breaking the tape in 17:03.4. The state’s reigning Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, Lane won the Division 4 individual state championship with a course-record time of 16:30.3.

She also earned victories at the prestigious Mt. SAC Invitational, the Ventura County championships and the Southern Section championships.

The winner of the Gatorade award will be announced at a later time and date.