BLITZ Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year – Katherine Law

From the onset of the 2020 cross country season, it was clearly Katherine Law’s award to lose. She already had proven herself in 2019, but as a junior, she took off running and never looked back.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • 10 Top-5 Finishes
  • 17:55 PR
  • 5 1st-Place Finishes
  • Region Champion
  • State Champion

Katherine Law won 5 meets this season, and finished in the top 5 on 10 different occasions. Her PR for the season was 17:55, and she won very easily at the Region 8-AAAA Championships and the 4A State Championships.

VOTING RESULTS

  1. Katherine Law – 55 pts (10 1st-place votes)
  2. Paden Bell – 54 pts (5)
  3. Sydnee Nix – 22.5 pts
  4. Lucy Alexander – 20.5 pts (1)
  5. Molly Jo Wright – 16 pts
  6. Anna LeCave – 13 pts

Voting included our 16-person panel made up of sports reporters, writers, video producers, former coaches, players, GHSA officials, and sports experts. The voting is Heisman-style, with the following points system:
1st place votes: 5 pts; 2nd: 3 pts; 3rd: 2 pts; 4th: 1 pts; 5th-6th: 0.5 pts

HISTORY OF GIRLS XC ROY

  • 2020 – Katherine Law – Jefferson JR
  • 2019 – Zoe Sanchez – Union SR
  • 2018 – Zoe Sanchez – Union JR
  • 2017 – Frankie Muldoon – Dawson JR
  • 2016 – Frankie Muldoon – Dawson SO
  • 2015 – Jenna Gearing – White SR
  • 2014 – Jenna Gearing – White JR
  • 2013 – Jenna Gearing – White SO
  • 2012 – Jenna Gearing – White FR
  • 2011 – Madalyn Walters – Dawson SR
  • 2010 – Madalyn Walters – Dawson JR
  • 2009 – Katie Bohannon – Habersham JR

Law is the first Jefferson runner to take the honors, and stands to perhaps continue a trend over a decade of runners winning it multiple times.

WHO WILL WIN IT NEXT YEAR?

Law will govern how this award plays out next season. Right on her heels is Paden Bell from Commerce, who if she doesn’t win it next year, will be the favorite the year following. Molly Jo Wright is great as well, as is Lucy Alexander. All of the finalists EXCEPT Sydnee Nix return in 2021.

POY Framed Print (11×17) – Katherine Law 2020

POY Framed Print (11×17) – Katherine Law 2020

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