Just 24 hours after Butte High senior Erika McLeod was named Montana's girls Gatorade track athlete of the year, Butte junior Dalton Daum was named the boys track athlete of the year.
Daum won two individual state titles at the 'AA' state track meet this year in Great Falls. Daum would take first in the 100 meter dash in a time of 10.86 second. He would follow that up with a first place finish in the 200 meter dash in a time of 21.7 seconds.
Both titles were Daum's first state track titles. Daum finished second in both races his freshman year and finished third in both his sophomore year.
Daum and McLeod are now in the running for the Gatorade National track athlete of the year awards, which will be announced on June 23rd.