High school cross country runners from Hailey's Wood River High School and the Community School of Sun Valley have garnered post-season awards in the District 4 south-central Idaho region.
The Wood River boys won the State 4A team championship and the Community School girls captured the State 1A team title when the state 3.1-mile footrace was staged Saturday, Oct. 20 in Soda Springs.
First-team honorees from the district were Andrew Pfeiffer, Chase England, James Paris and Alec England of Wood River. Ben Stout and Corrine Smith of Wood River earned second-team status.
Other first-teamers from the area, which included all classifications from 5A to 1A, were 1A thinclads Annie Pokorny of the Community School and Sasha Kent of Richfield.
There was a separate honor roll of All-State District 4 runners that included Pokorny, Kent, Community School senior Max Christman and five Wood River runners—Pfeiffer, Chase England, Alec England, Paris and Smith.
Wood River boys' coach Monte Brothwell was singled out for mention at the recent District 4 meeting for leading the Wolverines to their first state boys' cross country championship since 1972.
In all, Wood River prep cross country teams have now won seven state team championships—the boys in 1968, 1971, 1972 and 2010, and the girls in 1975, 1983 and 1984.