PHOTORUN.NET Providence Day senior cross country runner Ben Huffman.

Providence Day senior boys’ cross country runner Ben Huffman was named Gatorade N.C. Boys’ Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Huffman is the first Providence Day runner to win the award.

Huffman, who plans to attend Harvard, won his second straight N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A cross country championship this season and also finished second at the Foot Locker Cross Country South Regional, qualifying him for the Foot Locker national championships.

Corey Inscoe