High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Malia Gonzales

Eye on POY: New Mexico girls cross country

December, 29, 2011
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?

Caroline Kaufman
Senior, East Mountain High (Sandia Park, NM)

2011 Team postseason standing: 3rd (Class A-AA)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 1st—19:24.35

2011 Foot Locker regional (Place—time): 35th—19:21

Rachel Fleddermann
Sophomore, Sandia Prep (Albuquerque)

2011 Team postseason standing: Did not qualify (Class 3A)
2011 State meet finish (Place—time): 1st—19:11.7

2011 Foot Locker regional (Place—time): 40th—19:24

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