High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Jacob Heslington

Eye on POY: Utah boys cross country

January, 11, 2012
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?

Mackenzie Morrison
Senior, American Fork High (American Fork, UT)

2011 Team postseason standing: 1st (Class 5A)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 1st—15:22.4

2011 Nike Cross Nationals regional (Place—time): 7th—15:27.26
2011 Nike Cross Nationals Finals (Place—time): 183rd—17:29

Jacob Heslington
Junior, Timpanogos High (Orem, UT)

2011 Team postseason standing: 6th (Class 4A)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 1st—15:39.5

2011 Nike Cross Nationals regional (Place—time): 13th—15:37.67

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