Friday, November 9, 2012

All-State honors to England, Fiddler

For prep cross country

Recent All-State cross country pick Chase England of Wood River waits at the starting line of the Sun Valley Classic on Sept. 7 at Sagewillow Farms. Photo by Willy Cook

Wood River High School senior Chase England and Community School senior Laurel Fiddler have earned District 4 All-State recognition for their finishes at the Idaho High School cross country meet.

At Lewiston’s Hells Gate State Park on Saturday, Oct. 27, England captured 11th place of 110 finishers in the State 4A boys’ footrace over 3.1 miles. Fiddler placed fourth of 113 girls in the State 2A 5-kilometer event on the same course.

Only 12 other runners from District 4 in the 4A, 3A and 2A/1A divisions earned All-State honors for their finishing in the top 20 at state. The others from this area were:

In 4A, Jeremy Stark (9th) and Matthew Schenk (12th) of Twin Falls, and Jasmine Nesbitt (2nd) and Kayla Green (14th) of Jerome;

In 3A, Gage Moore (4th) of Filer, Derek Thompson (17th) of Kimberly, and Eliseo Garcia (7th), Rachel Youren (2nd), Ashley Bullers (10th) and Brittany Russell (15th) of Gooding; and, in 2A/1A, Madi Kelsey (17th) of Wendell and Abby Treadway (18th) of Declo.


Cross country awards

Coaches Monte Brothwell and Heather Miller of Wood River announced team awards during Tuesday’s Wolverine banquet at the high school.

Most Inspirational: Chase England and Janel Passey.

Most Improved (chosen by the coaches): Hallie MacPherson, Sophia Deklotz, Ty Reinemann and Jimmy Holcomb.

Perfect Attendance: Amanda Passey, Janel Passey, Jimmy Holcomb and Colby Castle.

Most Hours of Community Service: Brooke Lawrence and Chase England.

Team Motivator: Mariah Stout and Connor Hayes.

Toughest (never giving up): Janel Passey and Colby Castle.

Rookie: Shelby Barnes and Nelson Cantrell.

9th-grader: Hallie MacPherson and Colby Castle.

One to Watch: Amanda Passey, Ty Reinemann and Nelson Cantrell.

Sportsmanship: Lex Shapiro and Connor Hayes.

Makes Everyone Smile: Grace Gorham and Alexis Gonzalez.




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