High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: J.Z. George

Eye on POY: Mississippi boys cross country

January, 17, 2012
1/17/12
5:09
PM ET
The cross country season may have concluded, but the search for Gatorade State Boys 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?

Will Murphey
Sophomore, Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, Miss.)

2011 Team postseason standing: 4th (Class 6A)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 1st—16:27.0

Lucian Duchanne
Senior, Oxford (Miss.)

2011 Team postseason standing: 1st (Class 5A)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 1st—16:45.5

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Eye on POY: Mississippi girls cross country

January, 4, 2012
1/04/12
4:36
PM ET
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 competitors 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?

Christina Daniels
Freshman, Tupelo (Miss.)

2011 Team postseason standing: 1st (Class 6A)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 1st—15:08.5 (4K)

Callie Mayo
Junior, Oxford (Miss.)

2011 Team postseason standing: 2nd (Class 5A)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 2nd—15:30.7 (4K)

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