Cross Country Runner of the Year Nominees

With the cross country season complete, we reveal our 2021 BLITZ Runner of the Year Nominees for both boys and girls. Of the following nominees, we included the team leaders – those who finished top-10 at region, and competed at state and were top 2 on their team in Carrollton. Of these nominees, we will narrow down to a finalist group for boys and girls. Then, an internal voting panel will vote on the finalists to determine the Runner of the Year.

BOYS

Bo Anderson – Rabun County SR
Region 8-AA 10th (19:18) / State 80th (19:59) / PR: 19:18

Walker Bailey – Tallulah Falls JR
Region 8-A Private 4th (17:56) / State 37th (18:34) / PR: 17:40

Ben Davis – Jefferson SO
Region 8-AAAA 6th (17:11) / State 20th (17:54) / PR: 16:55

Pepper Davis – Banks County SO
Region 8-AA 3rd (17:39) / State 15th (17:52) / PR: 17:28

Nate Ferguson – Jefferson SR
Region 8-AAAA 10th (17:30) / State 22nd (17:57) / PR: 17:20

Benton Gregory – Union County SO
Region 8-AA 5th (18:11) / State 36th / PR: 18:44

Hunter Hartzog – Union County SR
Region 8-AA Runner-Up (17:33) / State DNP / PR: 17:17

Lance Kelley – White County JR
Region 7-AAA 20th (18:50) / State TBD / PR: 18:19

Buck Ledford – Banks County SR
Region 8-AA Champion (16:37) / State Runner-Up (16:24) / PR: 16:05

Cayden Lord – Commerce JR
Region 8-A Public 9th (19:19) / State 14th (19:29) / PR: 19:12

Curtis Markham – Towns County JR
Region 8-A Public 7th (19:09) / State N/A / PR: 19:09

Ryan Martin – Habersham Central SR
Region 8-AAAAAA 10th (17:20) / PR: 17:20

Peyton McClure – Commerce SR
Region 8-A Public 5th (18:49) / State 11th (19:16) / PR: 18:49

Evan Prince – Tallulah Falls SR
Region 8-A Private Champion (16:25) / State 3rd (16:35) / PR: 15:42

Zander Rotko – Union County SO
Region 8-AA 9th (19:09) / State 59th (19:36) / PR: 18:52

Grady Sanders – Stephens County JR
Region 8-AAA Runner-Up (17:24) / State 23rd (17:58) / PR: 17:04

Matthew Schroeder – Jefferson SR
Region 8-AAAA Champion (16:09) / State 5th (16:58) / PR: 16:09

Ben Sherrill – Lumpkin County SO
Region 7-AAA 10th (18:08) / State 55th (19:02) / PR: 18:08

Ethan Smith – Dawson County SR
Region 7-AAA 4th (17:36) / State 18th (17:42) / PR: 16:44

Wyatt Windham – Lumpkin County FR
Region 7-AAA 6th (17:42) / State 32nd (18:17) / PR: 17:56

GIRLS

Ellie Adams – Union County SO
Region 8-AA 3rd (23:01) / State 50th (23:49) / PR: 23:01

Lucy Alexander – Tallulah Falls SR
Region 8-A Private 20th (23:53) / State 65th (23:35) / PR: 21:11

Caroline Ball – Tallulah Falls SR
Region 8-A Private 13th (23:04) / State DNP / PR: 23:04

Paden Bell – Commerce JR
Region 8-A Public Champion (21:25) / State 4th (21:53) / PR: 20:52

Nealeigh Broadwell – White County JR
Region 7-AAA 5th (20:58) / State 9th (21:10) / PR: 20:48

Josie Chesser – Tallulah Falls FR
Region 8-A Private 10th (22:47) / State 49th (22:54) / PR: 22:47

Sarah English – Commerce FR
Region 8-A Public 9th (24:53) / State 22nd (24:50) / PR: 24:53

Lily Gearing – White County SR
Region 7-AAA 7th (21:08) / State 21st (22:06) / PR: 20:52

Hana Gregory – Union County SR
Region 8-AA Runner-Up (22:23) / State 34th (22:49) / PR: 22:36

Abbie Hilchie – Lumpkin County SR
Region 7-AAA 6th (21:05) / State 15th (21:45) / PR: 20:26

Lucy Hood – Rabun County SO
Region 8-AA 4th (23:25) / State 37th (22:57) / PR: 22:25

Audrey Hotard – Habersham Central FR
Region 8-AAAAAA Champion (19:31) / State 12th (20:13) / PR: 19:31

Bella Hunt – Dawson County FR
Region 7-AAA 46th (26:47) / State TBD / PR: 21:13

Maggie Irvin – Banks County FR
Region 8-AA 14th (26:58) / State 79th (26:10) / PR: 25:46

Katherine Law – Jefferson SR
Region 8-AAAA Champion (19:13) / State 5th (20:07) / PR: 17:55

Anna LeCave – Dawson County SO
Region 7-AAA 8th (21:33) / State TBD / PR: 21:31

Emma Lightsey – White County FR
Region 7-AAA 9th (21:34) / State 20th (22:05) / PR: 21:34

Alison Markham – Towns County SR
Region 8-A Public DNP / State 7th (22:33) / PR: 22:45

Kiley Powell – Jefferson SO
Region 8-AAAA 3rd (20:21) / State 16th (21:30) / PR: 19:43

Ashley Shipes – Union County JR
Region 8-AA DNP / State 25th (22:15) / PR: 22:15

Jayden Taylor – Towns County JR
Region 8-A Public 5th (23:08) / State 29th (25:12) / PR: 23:08

Ermay Vazquez – Commerce JR
Region 8-A Public Runner-Up (21:30) / State 6th (22:21) / PR: 21:30

Grace Witherspoon – Stephens County SR
Region 8-AAA 11th (24:26) / State DNP / PR: 22:25

Molly Jo Wright – Rabun County JR
Region 8-AA Champion (21:59) / State 15th (21:40) / PR: 21:25

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