Altamaha Area XC Awards

The Altamaha Area Cross Country Team, Coach of the Year, and Academic Team was established in 2018 by the collective of coaches in the counties that border the Altamaha River. The idea behind the establishment of the Altamaha Area Cross Country awards is to recognize the athletes and coaches of their hard work throughout the cross country season. Similar to that of the All-Metro team that is sponsored by the Atlanta Track Club and other regional teams in other parts of the state.



There are 17 eligible schools from 11 counties, which include: Telfair Co. HS, Montgomery Co. HS, Vidalia HS, Vidalia Heritage Academy, Toombs Co. HS, Robert Toombs Christian, Tattnall Co. HS, Long Co. HS, McIntosh County Academy, Brunswick, Glynn Academy, Frederica Academy, Heritage Christian Academy, Wayne Co. HS, Appling Co. HS, Jeff Davis Co. HS, and Wheeler Co. HS (Currently no XC team)


*** Counties/schools that border the Altamaha River to the north and south plus Telfair County and Wheeler County which are between the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers which serve as the headwaters for the Altamaha River.  


*** GHSA, GISA, GICAA schools are all eligible.

Selection Process...


Runner of the Year, 1st Team, 2nd Team, Honorable Mention

  1. A list of 35-40 runners based on the Season Best Time, Season Average Time, and State Meet Time submitted to MileSplit.  Times not reported to MileSplit will not be accepted.

  2. Each athlete will be ranked by Season Best Time, Season Average Time, and State Meet Time seperately.  The 3 rankings will then be added together and divided by 3 to create a Rank Average.  The Rank Average will then be sorted.

    1. Time from the State Meet will be used to break any tie in the Ranking Average.

    2. If a runner did not run at the State Meet their Season Best and Season Average ranking will be added together and divided by 2 to get an Average Ranking.

  3. 22 Individuals will be recognized.  

    1. #1 Individual will be the Runner of the Year

    2. #2-8 1st Team

    3. #9-15 2nd Team

    4. #16-22 Honorable Mention  


Coach of the Year

  1. Coach of the Year honors will be tabulated from 7 categories that represent how each team did at Region/Area, State, MileSplit Virtual, and Altamaha Area.  

    1. Each coach is eligible to earn points in each category.  

    2. A total from all 7 categories will be calculated and the coach with the most points will be the Coach of the Year.  

    3. If there is a tie the coaches will be Awarded Co-Coach of the Year honors.

  2. Categories and How points are earned

    1. Region/Area Team Results

      • Champion (+3), Runner-Up (+2), Top 4 (+1)

    2. Region/Area Individual Results

      • Region/Area Champion (+3), Runner-Up (+2), All-Region (+1)

    3. State Team Results

      • Champion (+6), Runner-Up (+4), Podium-Top 4 (+3), Top 8 (+2), Top 16 (+1)

    4. State Individual Results

      • Champion (+3), Runner-Up (+2), All-State: Top 10 (+1)

    5. MileSplit Virtual Meet (Season Best Time)

      • 1st (+4), 2nd (+3), 3rd (+2), 4th (+1)

    6. MileSplit Virtual Meet (Season Average Time)

      • 1st (+4), 2nd (+3), 3rd (+2), 4th (+1)

    7. Altamaha Area Individuals

      • Runner of Year (+2), 1st/2nd/Honorable Mention (+1 for each individual)


Altamaha Area Academic Team

  1. Athletes may also be recognized by their schools for their academics.  

  2. Athletes that has a current semester GPA of 90 or better are eligible.  

  3. Schools will be responsible for collecting academic data themselves and awarding to their athletes at the end of the season/semester.


Girls Coach of the Year:  Will Wood, Jeff Davis HS


Girls Runner of the Year: Zoie Marchant of Jeff Davis

Award

Name

Grade

School

Runner of Year

Zoie Marchant

2022

Jeff Davis

1st Team

Rebecca Riden

2019

Glynn Academy

1st Team

Mia Colucci

2019

Brunswick

1st Team

Riley Walters

2020

Jeff Davis

1st Team

Josie Brock

2022

Frederica Academy

1st Team

Sally Brock

2021

Glynn Academy

1st Team

Chaina Cruz

2020

Jeff Davis

1st Team

Paige White

2020

Telfair County HS

2nd Team

Shayla Cook

2021

Telfair County HS

2nd Team

Josie Leavy

2020

Frederica Academy

2nd Team

Katelyn Sitz

2022

Frederica Academy

2nd Team

Ellie Runyan

2022

Frederica Academy

2nd Team

Kat Chitty

2019

Glynn Academy

2nd Team

Merrill Been

2022

Frederica Academy

2nd Team

Kenia Rodriquez

2019

Jeff Davis

Honorable Mention

Kalli Wilkes

2019

Jeff Davis

Honorable Mention

Aubree Swain

2021

Appling County HS

Honorable Mention

Brianna O'Brien

2021

Glynn Academy

Honorable Mention

Bailie Graham

2021

Telfair County HS

Honorable Mention

Dafne Jimenez

2020

Appling County HS

Honorable Mention

Samantha Stringer

2021

Glynn Academy

Honorable Mention

Morgan Spires

2019

Telfair County HS





Boys Runner of the Year: Dalton Pender of Brunswick


Boys Coach of the Year: Dustin Allen, Jeff Davis HS


Award

Name

Grade

School

Runner of Year

Dalton Pender

2019

Brunswick

1st Team

Blake Lewis

2021

Glynn Academy

1st Team

Ricardo Santana

2019

Toombs County HS

1st Team

Hector Huerta

2019

Jeff Davis

1st Team

Juan Flores

2020

Wayne County

1st Team

Joshua Ratliff

2020

Jeff Davis

1st Team

Joshua McLean

2019

Appling County HS

1st Team

Finn Ogden

2020

Wayne County

2nd Team

Elriver Ramirez

2019

Glynn Academy

2nd Team

Grant Cook

2019

Telfair County HS

2nd Team

Ivan Pichardo

2019

Tattnall County High School

2nd Team

Logan Tucker

2021

Jeff Davis

2nd Team

Chason Brogdon

2020

Vidalia

2nd Team

Cole Register

2020

Vidalia

2nd Team

Javier Valencia

2021

Glynn Academy

Honorable Mention

Jared Conway

2020

Glynn Academy

Honorable Mention

Jonathon Kirkland

2019

Brunswick

Honorable Mention

Phillip Bulatao

2021

Glynn Academy

Honorable Mention

Ulices Gonzalez

2019

Jeff Davis

Honorable Mention

Terry Mitchner

2022

Wayne County

Honorable Mention

Brody Dutka

2019

Brunswick

Honorable Mention

Ayden Jones

2022

Wayne County

 



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