With the holidays right around the corner, it's time to honor the best performers from the fall sports.
Next up is girls' cross country. It was another spectacular season for the area, as several runners brought home state titles and others cemented their spots to compete at the next level.
Here are the top female runners in the Augusta area:
Senior/Evans High School
The Evans senior wrapped up her storied career at Evans in dramatic fashion, taking both the Region 3-AAAAAA meet (for the third time in four years) and Georgia High School Association 6A state meet (18:55.33). She also helped lead the Evans girls to the first region title in program history.
Senior/Evans High School
Kennedy spent the past four seasons as one of the most talented runners in one of the more competitive areas in the state. She qualified for the GHSA state meet all four years of high school and graduated holding several top-15 times in Evans High School history. She also helped lead the Evans girls to the first region title in program history.
Trapp finished an outstanding season with the Georgia Independent School Association AA individual state championship (20:30.91). She also helped Augusta Prep secure a state title at the team level.
Senior/Westminster Schools of Augusta
Peacock took the top spot in the Region 4-AAA meet with a time of 21:27.82. She added a fifth-place finish in the GISA 3A state meet (22:18.38), helping the Wildcats to a runner-up finish.
Senior/Aiken High School
Colon-LaBorde took the Region 5-4A title with a time of 20:43.79. She added to her solid career at Aiken with a 16th-place finish in the South Carolina High School Association 4A state meet (20:06.01).
Junior/Greenbrier High School
Quick highlighted her season with a first-place finish (19:44.10) in the Region 8-AAAAA meet in Helen, Ga in October. She carried that success to the GHSA 5A state meet in Carrollton, Ga., with a 12th-place finish (20:09.84) in November.
These also are all nominees for the girls’ cross country runner of the year for the Augusta Area High School Sports Awards to be held in the spring. The winner will be the announced at the show. More details about the program are coming soon.
During the live show, these nominees will be honored, along with the top three finalists and the player of the year. All official nominees can receive a free ticket. Check back later in the year for information on how to RSVP.
The Augusta Area High School Sports Awards show is part of the USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country.
This article originally appeared on Augusta Chronicle: Augusta girls cross country runners of the year simone rojas aine trapp