Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Year Nominees

Brooklyn Biancamano, Long Beach, Freshman, 17:58 - By several Coaches - Number one ranked runner in Mississippi and her 17:58 was run on the State Meet course. Won Class 5A by 50 seconds in the fastest time for girls at 18:10.

Katelyn Cartwright, Hernando, Senior, 19:00 - By other Coaches - Number two runner in the state, Won Class 6A as a repeat champion. She is a leader on her team and runs to her best ability every time she competes.

Madilynn Vuncannon, Walnut, 8th Grade 21.29 -  By her Coach - Madilynn is an 8th grader that placed 8th in 2A last year and 6th in 2A this year at the state championships.  This year Madilynn posted her season best time at the Jesse Owens Classic by placing 11th with the time of 21:29.88.  Madilynn has truly stepped in to the XC team and provided leadership even at her young age.  She attempts to pace the runners that struggle with understanding pace as well as providing the best time for her team that she can post.  Not only does she run XC during this time and provide leadership there she was playing and practicing Volleyball with the varsity and junior varsity teams.  Madilynn also practices 2 a days with the junior high and high school basketball teams during this team.  This requires Madilynn to, at times during the XC year, practice on her own and run without her team around her.  Madilynn also provides "energy" for the boys team as they are running as when she finishes her race she is the first one at the boxes telling them about the course and finding places to stand and cheer them on as they are competing.  Madilynn would be a great choice for XC Athlete of the Year because she not only excelled on the course but also in the classroom maintaining all A's and also in other sports.

Allison Hanby, Tupelo Christian, Junior, 21:14 - By her Coach - She won the 1A girls in 21:14 and overcame a similar situation as Brock that happened three years ago. She's a five time all state runner and led our girls to the state title this year. 

Mia Card, Baldwyn, 7th Grade 19:42 - By her coach - This 12 year old girl ran against girls 4-6 years older than her and dominated most every race by MINUTES! She has beaten the1A state champ) by 1 minute in both races she faced her.  After placing 3rd  at the Tupelo Invitational she went on to win her next 5 races and beating the 4A state champ two more times in the regular season. At Saltillo she smoked beat the 3A State Champ Sierra and then won her region by 1:50 seconds.  While Mia fell short at the state meet after battling nerves and hyperventilation she still somehow finished second and hung with Britt even though her eyes were trying to shut down on her after mile 2.