Since the inception of KYtrackXC.com in 2005, the website has given post-season Track Awards but has never put out any type of Cross Country Awards. For the Kentucky High School 2008 Cross Country Season, we present the First Annual All-KYtrackXC Teams.
As schools are limited to seven runners on the line in the post-season, the All-KYtrackXC.com Teams will consist of seven girls and seven boys. These teams were selected based on the entire 2008 Cross Country season as a whole, not just State performances or times.
Runner of the Year - Girls
Kaitlin Snapp - Danville
This freshman entered high school in August already a two-time defending Class A State Champion sporting a best time of set at the 2007 Kentucky State Championship. With a target planted firmly on her back, this young lady withstood the pressure and won her third straight Class A State Title in a time of 18:25.51. She finished the year running in the 18s in seven of her last eight races. She ran a personal best of to win the Lincoln County Invitational.
Emma Brink - Sacred Heart Academy
Maria Frigo - St. Henry District High School
Gabby Gonzales - Ryle High School
Maggie Mattingly - John Hardin
Emme McAtee - Sacred Heart Academy
Runner of the Year - Boys
Ryan Eaton - Greenwood
This junior entered the 2008 Cross Country Season as one of the favorites to win the Class AAA State Cross Country Title after taking the 2008 Class AAA 1600m Run last spring with a best time of 4:18.83. He did not disappoint, winning every race he participated in this season except for one. Eaton ran a personal best of 15:32.45 to win the Trinity Invitational over several top ranked runners from
Landon Taylor - Daviess County