2012 All-Area Boys Cross Country Team

FIRST TEAM

• Thomas Madden, Skyline
A senior, Madden captured the Northwestern District championship with a time of 16:31, finished second in the Region II meet in 15:46, and took seventh at the Group AA state meet in 16:07.

• Anthony Wallis, Strasburg
A senior, Wallis took second at the Bull Run District meet with a time of 17:03, finished fifth in the Region B meet in 17:21 and placed 11th at the Group A state meet in 16:54.

• Mark Colson, Strasburg
A senior, Colson was third at the Bull Run District meet with a time of 17:12, finished seventh at the Region B meet in 17:24, and placed 14th at the Group A state meet in 16:57.

• Tony Whetzel, Central
A senior, Whetzel was fourth at the Bull Run District meet with a time of 17:23, finished 13th at the Region B meet in 17:49, and placed 29th at the Group A state meet in 17:38.

• James Reese, Sherando
A senior, Reese was fourth at the Northwestern District meet with a time of 17:37, took 13th at the Region II meet in 16:33, and finished 48th at the Group AA state meet in 16:56.

• Jason Ruckman, Central
A senior, Ruckman finished 12th in the Bull Run District meet with a time of 17:50, took 16th at the Region B meet in 17:51, and placed 35th at the Group A state meet in 17:45.

• Zach Beckner, Warren County
A freshman, Beckner capped off a strong first season with a ninth-place finish in the Evergreen District meet with a time of 17:55, and finished 30th at the Region II meet in 17:06.

COACH OF THE YEAR

• Melissa Wright, Central
Wright led both the boys and girls teams to the Group A state meet. The boys were third in the Bull Run District meet, third in the Region B meet and sixth in the state meet.

SECOND TEAM

• Nic Campbell, Strasburg

• Ryan Freiwald, Central

• Nick Myers, Warren County

• Ryan Hindle, Sherando

• Jeremiah Hines, Stonewall Jackson

• Samuel Van Alsburg, Sherando

• Nick Waldron, Central

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