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Oklahoma State cross country/track and field: Mustang’s Gabe Simonsen commits to Cowboys

One of the best high school distance runners in state history will continue his career at Oklahoma State.

Mustang senior Gabe Simonsen announced Saturday his commitment to the Cowboys.

Simonsen immediately made an impact when he began running at Mustang and received plenty of accolades over the years.

After placing sixth at the Class 6A cross country state meet as a freshman, he won three consecutive titles.

His last came in November at Edmond Santa Fe when he completed the 5-kilometer race in 15:31.79, nearly 18 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

He also helped Mustang win the team championship and became the third boy in state history to win three individual titles in the largest classification.

Simonsen, who competes in both cross country and track and field, was the 2019-20 Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year

The Oklahoman named him its All-City Boys Runner of the Year in 2018, and he is one of three finalists for this season’s award. The winner will be announced in the summer.

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Mustang's Gabe Simonsen sprints to the finish line during the Class 6A cross country state meet at Edmond Santa Fe on Nov. 2, 2019. [KT King/For The Oklahoman]

Mustang's Gabe Simonsen sprints to the finish line during the Class 6A cross country state meet at Edmond Santa Fe on Nov. 2, 2019. [KT King/For The Oklahoman]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-005a72e0e1f3bc960281a0c274bcd5af.jpg" alt="Photo - Mustang's Gabe Simonsen sprints to the finish line during the Class 6A cross country state meet at Edmond Santa Fe on Nov. 2, 2019. [KT King/For The Oklahoman] " title="Mustang's Gabe Simonsen sprints to the finish line during the Class 6A cross country state meet at Edmond Santa Fe on Nov. 2, 2019. [KT King/For The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Mustang's Gabe Simonsen sprints to the finish line during the Class 6A cross country state meet at Edmond Santa Fe on Nov. 2, 2019. [KT King/For The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure>
Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›

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