Cross Country Athletes Recognized

posted Dec 22, 2016, 8:12 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 22, 2016, 8:12 AM ]
Several members of Bartlesville High School's state 6A champion boys and girls cross country teams have received additional recognition from the Tulsa World newspaper.

Henry Williams was named a finalist for All-World Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year and was named to the All-World Boys Cross Country First Team. Earning honorable mentions were his fellow team members James Martinez, Nathan Lauritsen, Reese Hammon, John David Lancaster, Noah Eiden, and Caleb Eiden.

Shay Stayton has been named to the All-World Girls Cross Country First Team. Shay recently signed a letter of intent to run cross country/track for the Air Force Academy. Rilee Rigdon, Greta Olsen, Erin Epperson, Margaret Drummond, and Madi Taylor earned honorable mentions.

How the All-World teams were picked

All-World nomination forms were emailed to area athletic directors asking them to forward to their cross country coaches in our metro area. Schools within 60 miles of downtown Tulsa or any school within 75 miles of downtown in a town with a population larger than 5,000 are considered metro area schools. Freshmen through seniors were eligible. Ben Johnson made the final selections after reviewing the forms and consulting with area coaches. 

Inaugural All-World Awards Show

The All-World Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year will be announced along with other athletes of the year in other high school sports during the inaugural All-World Awards dinner July 8, 2017 at the Marriott Southern Hills. Pro Football Hall of Famer and former congressman Steve Largent will be the keynote speaker for the dinner, which is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Tickets can be ordered online.
Henry Williams
Henry Williams is a finalist for All-World Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year and was named a member of the All-World Boys Cross Country First Team

Shay Stayton
Shay Stayton was named a member of the All-World Girls Cross Country First Team

2016 State 6A Girls Cross Country Champions
2016 State 6A Girls Cross Country Champions
Back row: Greta Olsen, Rilee Rigdon, Erin Epperson
Middle row: Assistant Coach Bon Bennett, Rachel Harper, Margaret Drummond, Head Coach David Ayres
Front row: Madi Taylor, Shay Stayton

2016 State 6A Boys Cross Country Champions
2016 State 6A Boys Cross Country Champions
Back row: Assistant Coach Bon Bennett, Noah Eiden, Reese Hammon, Caleb Eiden, Henry Williams, Head Coach David Ayres
Front row: James Martinez, John David Lancaster, Nathan Lauritsen