First Team

Emily Arena, Osbourn Park, Soph. -- Finished third in Cedar Run District, 12th in Northwestern Region and 71st in Virginia AAA.

Beth Fowler, Woodbridge, Sr. -- Third in Cardinal District, eighth in Northwestern Region and 53rd in Virginia AAA. Last Viking girl to run four years for Coach Jim Rodgers, who retired after 36 years.

Jemissa Hess, Hylton, Sr. -- Three-time All-Extra won second straight region title, was runner-up in Cardinal and finished ninth in Virginia AAA, her third consecutive all-state medal. Placed 21st at Foot Locker South Region Cross-Country Championships.

Kristin Milot, Stonewall Jackson, Jr. -- Repeat All-Extra was runner-up in the Cedar Run District and sixth in the Northwestern Region. Earned her first all-state medal with 15th-place finish. Won Lake Fairfax Invitational.

Jill Porto, Potomac, Jr. -- Won Cedar Run District, placed third in the Northwestern Region and eighth in Virginia AAA. Won Great Meadow Invitational.

Stefanie Slekis, Forest Park, Fr. -- Top freshman finisher (16th) in Virginia AAA after qualifying 11th in region. Fourth in Cardinal District.

Runner of the Year

Beth Fahey

Forest Park, Junior

* Repeat All-Extra selection was the highest county finisher (seventh in 19:33) in Virginia AAA, earning her second consecutive all-state medal.

* Won Cardinal District (17:55) and was runner-up (19:13) in Northwestern Region.

* Placed second at the Walt Disney World Cross-Country Classic and was the top area finisher (18th in 18:27) at Foot Locker South Region Cross-Country Championships.

Coach of the Year

Dave Davis

Forest Park

* With no seniors in the top seven, the Bruins won the Cardinal District and were the only area team qualifiers for the Virginia AAA state meet, where they placed eighth.

* The team also won the Brentsville Relays and the Walt Disney World Cross-Country Classic.

* Led boys to Cardinal District and Northwestern Region championships and ninth-place finish at state meet.

Honorable Mention

Ecaterina Burton, Forest Park, Jr.; Kelly Callahan, Brentsville, Soph.; Lindsey Denty, Woodbridge, Jr.; Rebecca Gray, Forest Park, Jr.; Elizabeth Mueller, Osbourn, Soph.; Lauren Robinson, Brentsville, Soph.; Holly Smelser, Brentsville, Sr.

The All-Extra girls' cross-country team. Front row, from left: Jemissa Hess, Hylton; Beth Fowler, Woodbridge; Emily Arena, Osbourn Park. Middle row, from left: Kristin Milot, Stonewall Jackson; Stefanie Slekis, Forest Park; Jill Porto, Potomac. Standing, from left: Coach Dave Davis, Forest Park; Beth Fahey, Forest Park.BETH FAHEY and DAVE DAVIS