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Area Prep Sports Awards: A look at the 2020-21 boys and girls cross country nominees
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Area Prep Sports Awards: A look at the 2020-21 boys and girls cross country nominees

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They shined on the diamond, thrived on the gridiron, stood out on the court. They stood out in 2020-21. Over the next few weeks, the Journal Star will reveal nominees for its Area Prep Sports Awards virtual show. Here are the cross country finalists.

Boys cross country

Liem Chot

School: Lincoln North Star | Year: Senior

Chot never lost a race as a senior, and became just the sixth three-time state champion in 60 years of the boys state meet. He was named the all-city honorary captain.

Drew Snyder

School: Lincoln Southwest | Year: Senior

Snyder finished in 12th place at the Class A state meet (16:18) in Kearney, and ran a 16:09 to finish in second place at districts. He also was named to the all-city team.

Payton Davis

School: Aquinas | Year: Senior

A former football player, Davis won the Class D state championship in a time of 16:41 while helping lead the Monarchs to a team championship. He won eight races, including districts and Centennial Conference.

Girls cross country

Izzy Apel

School: Lincoln East | Year: Sophomore

Apel was the Spartans' top finisher at state (ninth place), crossing the finish line in 19:15 in helping her team capture the Class A team crown. She also placed second at districts.

Kate Dilsaver

School: Lincoln Southwest | Year: Senior

A standout sprinter, Dilsaver showed her talents on the long course, running a 19:04 at the Class A state meet to finish in sixth place. She also placed fourth at districts.

Brianna Rinn

School: Lincoln Southwest | Year: Junior

Rinn ran a 19:05 to win a district championship, and then lowered her time to 18:15 at state in Kearney to take runner-up honors. She was named the all-city honorary captain.

 

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