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Brookwood's Shanks, Peachtree Ridge's Brickell take top running honors

Brookwood's QuanDra Shanks and Peachtree Ridge's Josh Brickell were named runners of the year by the Gwinnett County Cross Country coaches at their season ending banquet on Thursday at Brookwood High School.

Shanks was Gwinnett's top finisher in the girls Class AAAAAA state meet with a third-place finish. Brickell won the Class AAAAAA state championship, his third cross country title in a row.

Brookwood's Chris Carter was named girls coach of the year and Mill Creek's Andy Christie was the boys coach of the year. Both led their teams to Class AAAAAA state championships.

The Gwinnett County Cross Country coaches also inducted three members into its hall of fame. Wesleyan's Lauren Blankenship and Berkmar's Girma Mecheso were honored. Blankenship was a three-time state champion from 2000-02 and led the Wolves to a pair of state titles. Mecheso won the Class AAAAA state title in 2006 and qualified for the Footlocker national championship.

Tomy Sitton, a Greater Atlanta Christian grad, who coached at GAC, Brookwood, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge will also be inducted. Sitton led Brookwood to three state titles from 1989-91 and eight county championships.

The following is the coaches all-county team selections:

Boys

Josh Brickell, Peachtree Ridge

Arman Rehman, Norcross

Kevin Mills, Peachtree Ridge

Eric Westog, Mill Creek

Bryan Kamau, Shiloh

Matthew McClintock, Brookwood

Matt Tippins, Mill Creek

Nick Schofer, Parkview

Sven Hope, Mill Creek

Tyler Woodrome, Mlll Creek

Nick Delguercio, Norcross

Sam Todd, Norcross

Josh Ingalls, Brookwood

Daniel Ellis, Collins Hill

Ryan Massey, Brookwood

Jonathan Hanagriff, Brookwood

Jon Moses, Collins Hill

Jonathan Westog, Mill Creek

Zach Stephens, Collins Hill

Nahom Solomon, Shiloh

Jacob Winters, Norcross

Girls

QuanDra Shanks, Brookwood

Payton Wilson, Brookwood

Caroline Reed, Wesleyan

Katherine Yost, Norcross

Mariah Maring, Collins Hill

Ellie Bradach, Wesleyan

Laurel Sumner, Brookwood

Addy Lippit, Peachtree Ridge

Hannanh Lopez, Mill Creek

Laurel Wilson, Peachtree Ridge

Holly Gunder, Brookwood

Caroline Williams, Peachtree Ridge

Ashley Buda, Brookwood

Lacey Ellenburg, Collins Hill

Jordan Zimmerman, Wesleyan

Taylor Panther, Wesleyan

Laruen Hovis, Mill Creek

Elyse Rehnshaw, Brookwood

Tayler Tuttle, Providence

Stephanie Murphy, Hebron

Courtney Czerniak, North Gwinnett

Honorable metnion

Boys

Archer: Kyle Dodd

Berkmar: Mickey Feyisa

Brookwood: Pedro Caballero

Collins Hill: Fernando Cruz

Dacula: Jacob Oertley

Duluth: Mohamed Alhadad

GAC: Miller Kettle

Grayson: Parker Davis

Hebron: Andrew Hutto

Lanier: Ervin Martinez

Meadowcreek: Tumiso Tandoh

Mill Creek: Josh Arceneaux

Mountain View: Robert Bevins

North Gwinnett: Andres Littig

Norcross: Matthew Sutton

Parkview: Alec Harp

Peachtree Ridge: Nathan Adams

Providence: Owen Chasteen

Shiloh: Gabriel Navarro

South Gwinnett: Ethan Bryan

Wesleyan: Austin Schanen

Girls

Archer: Taylor Dove

Berkmar: Lauren Kim

Brookwood: Claire Cashin

Collins Hill: Kitty Moraes

Dacula: Sabrina Seibel

Duluth: Madison Whitley

Grayson: Mallory Traylor

Hebron: Rachel Boyd

Lanier: Marly Alcide

Meadowcreek: Angelica Sanchez

Mill Creek: Ashlee Varnson

Mountain View: Rebecca Winslow

North Gwinnett: Jordi Harrison

Norcross: Eliza Antonowich

Parkview: Julie Wang

Peachtree Ridge: Lexi Shy

Providence: Ellie Thomas

Shiloh: Jodi Fraser

South Gwinnett: Caitlin Brainard

Wesleyan: Kylie Reed