High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Erin Finn

Michigan Girls XC ROY: Erin Finn

January, 12, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Girls 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.

THE WINNER: Erin Finn

THE BASICS

School: West Bloomfield (Mich.)
Grade: Junior
Height: 5-foot-1

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Finn raced to second at the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships this past season with a time of 17:24. Finn won the Div. I state championships, clocking a 17:22.6. She also finished third at the Foot Locker Midwest Regional Championships and captured the Spartan Invitational with a course-record time of 17:16.

Academic excellence: Finn has maintained a 4.15 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: Also a talented musician, she has volunteered locally on behalf of an area food bank.

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Eye on POY: Michigan girls cross country

January, 1, 2012
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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?

Erin Finn
Junior, West Bloomfield High (West Bloomfield, MI)

2011 Team postseason standing: Did not qualify in Div. 1
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 1st—17:22.6

2011 Foot Locker regional (Place—time): 3rd—17:34
2011 Foot Locker nationals (Place—time): 2nd—17:24

Julia Bos
Junior, Grand Rapids Christian High (Grand Rapids, MI)

2011 Team postseason standing: 5th (Div. 2)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 1st—17:24.7

2011 Foot Locker regional (Place—time): 2nd—17:14
2011 Foot Locker nationals (Place—time): 10th—17:40

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