Photo by Stan Lim, Riverside Press Enterprise
After a tremendous season of accomplishment and improvement over her freshman year in the sport of cross country, the Riverside Press Enterprise has named Lauren Peurifoy (Sophomore) their Athlete of the Year for girls cross country. She finished 25th at the Nike National meet, second at the California State Championships, second at the CIF Southern Sections and was undefeated in league. She is the third King Cross Country runner to receive the accolade, Kelsi Tippets and Lane Werley were selected in 2008 and 2010. Carissa Bowman and Hanna Peterson were the Riverside County Runners of the Year in 2006 and 2010 respectively. Read the article here.
For the excellent season and contribution she made to the team’s success in 2016, Rebekah Pendleton (senior) was awarded First Team All Inland Empire by the Press Enterprise as well. Rebekah finished in the top 25 finishers of both the Southern Section D1 Final and the State Championships. Read the article on the First Team selections here.
The Press Enterprise ranked King’s girls as the second team in the Inland Empire rankings, behind nationally ranked Great Oak.