We have narrowed our 15 nominees for Runner of the Year down to six finalists. Last year’s winner, Union County’s Lance Underwood, has moved on after graduating, so this means we will have a new winner this year.
The six finalists are: Guy Gober (Rabun), Brandon Martin (Commerce), Ben McGinnis (Dawson), Eamonn O’Bryant (White), Griffin Stephens (Banks), and Riley Thornton (Jefferson).
DISCLAIMER: BLITZ Cross Country Runner of the Year nominations come from top performers of each program from Region and State meets. BLITZ narrowed down to a list of Finalists and we will vote for the Runner of the Year with the help of the official BLITZ voting panel. This is NOT for public voting.
Rabun County Senior
Region Champion (16:53); State Champion (17:18)
Region Champ (17:24); State Runner-Up (18:03)
Dawson County Junior
Region 3rd (16:04); State 9th (17:00)
White County Sophomore
Region 8th (16:46); State 28th (17:45)
Banks County Junior
Region RU (16:58); State Runner-Up (17:25)
Region RU (16:23); State Runner-Up (16:27)