A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.
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THE WINNER: Oliver Scofield
School: Jackson Hole (Jackson, Wyo.)
Athletic achievement: Scofield raced to his second straight Class 3A individual state championship this past season with a time of 16:51.68, leading the Broncs to a state title as a team. A two-time First Team All-State selection, he earned 67th place in the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Regional championships, crossing the line in 16:55.5.
Academic excellence: Scofield has maintained a 3.95 GPA in the classroom.
Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society and his school’s Model United Nations Club, he has volunteered locally on behalf of the Salvation Army and the Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra as an usher and stagehand.
“Oliver Scofield has helped transform our program into one that competes for state titles and is actively pursuing more regional recognition,” said Jackson Hole head coach Jeff Brazil. “He has done this through vocal leadership and action that has drawn his teammates into the love of running and competition.”
THE FUTURE: Scofield remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.