High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Blake Dodge

Eye on POY: North Carolina girls cross country

January, 4, 2012
The cross country season may have concluded, but the search for Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runners of the Year is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated. These state meet winners made a case in their respective classifications, but did they do enough on and off the course this past season to capture the prestigious statewide honor?

Sammy George
Senior, Millbrook (Raleigh, N.C.)

2011 Team postseason standing: 10th (Class 4A)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 1st—17:27

2011 Foot Locker regional (Place—time): 6th—17:15
2011 Foot Locker nationals (Place—time): 29th—18:18.9

Blake Dodge
Sophomore, West Carteret (Morehead City, N.C.)

2011 Team postseason standing: 3rd (Class 3A)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 1st—18:50

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