Chiles girls, Leon boys earn top honors in 2012 All-Big Bend Cross Country

Chiles girls, Leon boys earn top honors in 2012 All-Big Bend Cross Country


Chiles girls, Leon boys earn top honors in 2012 All-Big Bend Cross Country


Chiles High’s Rachel Givens captured an individual Class 3A state title in 17:48, the best time in any classification, to earn Big Bend Player of the Year (girls) in cross country. Leon’s Sukhi Khosla was the Big Bend Player of the Year for boys, clocking an area-best 15:58.60 to place 13th overall at the 3A state meet. Chiles’ Scott Gowan and Leon’s Andrew Willis each were named Big Bend Coach of the Year. The Timberwolves placed third at state in girls, while the Lions placed sixth in the boys. The complete All-Big Bend team is below:

Runner of the Year: Rachel Givens, Chiles (girls)

Runner of the Year: Sukhi Khosla, Leon (boys)

Coach of the Year: Scott Gowan, Chiles (girls)

Coach of the Year: Andrew Wills, Leon (boys)



First team

* Rachel Givens, Chiles, senior: Voted Florida’s Miss Cross Country. Class 3A state champion in 17:48, best time of any classification.

* Kristin Sweeney, Maclay, senior: Placed 7th in Class 1A state meet; Season PR was 19:01.69.

* Sara Lane, Chiles, senior: Placed 31st at Class 3A state meet; Season PR was 19:16.60.

* Autumn Wable, Leon, senior: Clocked season PR 19:18.05 to place 11th at region and advanced to 3A state meet.

* Ashton McMurray, Chiles, senior: Placed 32nd at Class 3A state meet. Season PR was 19:18:70

* Meagan Giddens, Taylor County, freshman: District 2-2A individual champion, region and state qualifier. Season PR was 19:35.25.

* Alexandra Wallace, Chiles, freshman: Placed 68th at Class 3A state meet. Season PR was 20:14.40.

Second team

Elizabeth Santoro, Maclay, senior: Season PR 20:14.80

Savannah Fisher, Chiles, junior: Season PR 20:17.11

Caroline Willis, Maclay, 8th grade: Season PR 20:21.50

Margaret Wiedeman, Wakulla, junior: Season PR 20:38.40

Amanda Toothman, Florida High, sophomore: Season PR 20:50.47

Hannah Plazarin, Blountstown, sophomore: Season PR 21:12.34

Grace Lockhart, Leon, freshman: Season PR 21:14.86

Honorable mention

Juliana Krueger, Chiles, freshman; Lindsay Hughes, Leon, freshman; Mary Dixon, Leon, sophomore; Raychel Gray, Wakulla, senior; Nicole Heinz, Maclay, sophomore; Taylor Copeland, Aucilla Christian, freshman; Tamani Wilson, Maclay, freshman; Kasey James, Wakulla, sophomore; Lydia Wiedeman, Wakulla, sophomore.



First team

* Sukhi Khosla, Leon, sophomore: Runner-up in district, 3rd in region, 13th at Class 3A state meet. Season PR was 15:42.30.

* Cade
Zimmerman, Chiles, junior: District winner, 15th at region, 32nd at Class 3A state. Season PR was 15:41.30.

* Will Henderson, Leon, senior: Seventh at region, 20th at Class 3A state. Season PR was 15:53.80.

* Travis Covert, Maclay, senior: 7th at region, 8th at state. Season PR was 15:59.00.

* Griffith Rutherford, NFC, junior: Captured 1A region title, fourth at Class 1A state. Season PR was 16:04.45.

* Sean Turner, Chiles, junior: Placed 49th at Class 3A state meet. Season PR was 16:13.40.

* Avery Bartlett, Chiles, sophomore: Placed 37th at Class 3A state meet. Season PR was 16:14.

Second team

Zac Buchholz, Leon, senior: Season PR 16:15.

Will Spiers, Chiles, senior: Season PR 16:24.58.

Wil Luca, Leon, sophomore: Season PR 16.29.20.

Joseph Garcia, Lincoln, senior: Season PR 16:33.20.

Jack Rutledge, Maclay, junior: Season PR 16:42.20.

Adam Wallenfelsz, Leon, freshman: Season PR 16:44.79.

Ty Murray, Chiles, sophomore: Season PR 16:45.80.

Honorable mention

Trevor Touchton, Lincoln, senior; Alex Artecona, Maclay, junior; Jared Grigas, Chiles, sophomore; Hunter Scott, Lincoln, sophomore; James Conrad, Chiles, senior; James Connor Daughton, Maclay, junior; Jarod Hoffman, Leon, junior.


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