Woodland's Trapheagen chosen as top girls XC runner by AJC

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Posted 6/7/20

Woodland graduating senior McKenna Trapheagen continues to reap the rewards for her stellar senior season, landing the girls cross country runner of the year honor from the Atlanta …

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Woodland's Trapheagen chosen as top girls XC runner by AJC

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Woodland graduating senior McKenna Trapheagen continues to reap the rewards for her stellar senior season, landing the girls cross country runner of the year honor from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week.

The Georgia Tech signee ended her XC career with a dominant showing Nov. 1, 2019, in the Class 5A state meet. She claimed her second straight individual state championship, winning the race by more than 28 seconds.

Her time of 18 minutes, 27.67 seconds was the fastest by a girls runner in any of the state meets that weekend.

Over her four years, Trapheagen, who was Woodland's Class of 2020 valedictorian, helped the Wildcats to a pair of team state titles in 2016 and 2018 with runner-up finishes in 2017 and 2019.

Trapheagen became the fourth different person from Bartow County in as many years to be named the top athlete in a given sport across all classifications by the AJC.

Former Woodland star Kyle Gollhofer was tabbed the best wrestler in the state for the 2018-19 school year. Cartersville High graduates Anthony Seigler (2017-18) and Trevor Lawrence (2016-17) were previously named the best baseball and football players, respectively, in Georgia.