Ashe puts nine on XC all-conference team


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Submitted photo - Ashe County had nine runners named to the MVAC All-Conference team, including regional qualifiers Tafton Baker and Mahaley Cronk, pictured here with coaches Shane Greene and MaryBeth Greene.


WEST JEFFERSON — A very strong season for the Ashe County cross country team resulted in nine runners being named to the Mountain Valley All-Conference team.

Freshman runner Mahaley Cronk was an all-conference performer and was also named as the MVAC Women’s Runner of the Year after taking home the conference championship.

Olivia Randolph, Zoe Schell and Madison Warner were the three other runners to represent Ashe on the women’s all-conference team.

On the men’s side, the Huskies have five runners receive all-conference honors. Tafton Baker, who qualified for the regional and state championship meet, was joined by Terek Ashley, Riley Richardson, David Roten and Jake Shepherd.

East Wilkes head coach Anita Tharpe took home the MVAC Coach of the Year award for the men and women. West Wilkes runner Brandon Miller was the MVAC Men’s Runner of the Year.

Men’s all-conference

Terek Ashley (Ashe)

Tafton Baker (Ashe)

Leonardo Bonilla (North Wilkes)

Nathan Brown (Elkin)

Preston Dowell (East Wilkes)

Brandon Hemric (East Wilkes)

Keaton Hincher (North Wilkes)

Chris Lomax (Elkin)

Brandon Miller (West Wilkes)

Riley Richardson (Ashe)

Kyle Rhodes (East Wilkes)

David Roten (Ashe)

Jake Shepherd (Ashe)

Grant Stone (Wilkes Central)

Charles Walker (Elkin)

Bobby Wiles (East Wilkes)

Men’s honorable mention

Chandler Adams (West Wilkes)

Matt Call (Wilkes Central)

Robert Fuentes (Starmount)

Nathan Mullis (East Wilkes)

Justin Williams (Alleghany

Women’s all-conference

Ayla Albert (West Wilkes)

Faith Brewer (Starmount)

Gracie Brown (East Wilkes)

Mahaley Cronk (Ashe)

Autum Garcia (East Wilkes)

Valley Harbour (West Wilkes)

Claire Maske (Starmount)

Ciara Pierce (East Wilkes)

Olivia Randolph (Ashe)

Zoe Schell (Ashe)

Kaylee Shelton (East Wilkes)

Lacey Triplett (Wilkes Central)

Maya Tugman (Wilkes Central)

Madison Warner (Ashe)

Victoria Young (North Wilkes)

Women’s honorable mention

Madison Bauguess (East Wilkes)

Carrie Lowe (Wilkes Central)

Chloe Osborne (Elkin)

Lyric Ryan (East Wilkes)

Lizbet Zuniga (Starmount)

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.

Submitted photo – Ashe County had nine runners named to the MVAC All-Conference team, including regional qualifiers Tafton Baker and Mahaley Cronk, pictured here with coaches Shane Greene and MaryBeth Greene.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_Cross-Country-regional-1.jpgSubmitted photo – Ashe County had nine runners named to the MVAC All-Conference team, including regional qualifiers Tafton Baker and Mahaley Cronk, pictured here with coaches Shane Greene and MaryBeth Greene.

By Nathan Ham

[email protected]

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