Lander track athlete Gage Gose continues to impress in 2023, as he won the U20 national championship in the 400 meters on Sunday at the big USATF meet in Eugene, Oregon.

That was not an easy thing to do and Gose just completed his senior year of high school competition.

Gose ran 51.82 in the prelims and then ran a blistering 51.67 in the finals to edge  Damon Flabotta from Boston College, who ran 51.89. There were 5 Division I college hurdlers in the finals, so that shows you the caliber of the field. Earlier this year, Gose won the 400-meter hurdles at the Nike Outdoor Nationals which was also held in Oregon.

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In Wyoming high school track, the hurdles distance race is 300 meters and Gose set the overall state record in that event back in May at the State Meet in Casper. He also won the 110 hurdles and has been the premiere hurdler in the state for the last 2 years.

The athletes at the USATF meet were aiming for a qualifying spot for Team USA at the World Athletic Championships that will be in Budapest, Hungary.

Gose de-committed from Davidson College in North Carolina and his future plans are unknown at this time.

PhotoFest: State Track-Saturday

PhotoFest: State Track-Saturday