Boys cross country All-Area Team
By Josh Lichtenfeld Post-Tribune correspondent November 28, 2012 11:26PM
Updated: December 30, 2012 3:55PM
Morgan Township senior
By the numbers: 11th at state, first at semistate, second at regional, first at sectional
Raves: A strong postseason run for the second straight year capped a stellar high school career for one of the state’s best runners.
By the numbers: Fifth at state, third at semistate, first at regional, first at sectional
Raves: Eller saved his best for the final race of his high school career, as the first local runner to cross the finish line at Terre Haute.
By the numbers: 44th at state, 12th at semistate, first at regional, first at sectional
Raves: A pair of victories in postseason races showcased one of the Vikings’ most talented runners.
By the numbers: 15th at state, sixth at semistate, third at regional, fifth at sectional
Raves: After a quiet regular season, Coulopoulos was a vital part of Valparaiso’s postseason success. He was the first Vikings finisher at both semistate and state.
By the numbers: 46th at state, seventh at semistate, sixth at regional, third at sectional
Raves: Another key to the Vikings’ postseason efforts, Bissachi was the individual winner at the DAC championship meet.
By the numbers: 84th at state, ninth at semistate, fourth at regional, second at sectional
Raves: All season long, Didion was near the front of the pack in a very competitive DAC. With one more season left, he could move closer to the front in 2013.
By the numbers: 16th at semistate, second at regional, first at sectional
Raves: The Mustangs’ top runner all season, Bolanowski helped carry Munster to an NCC title.
By the numbers: 63rd at state, 11th at semistate, sixth at regional, sixth at sectional
Raves: Hampered by injuries in the regular season, Dunn rebounded with a solid postseason that culminated with his second straight appearance at the state meet.
By the numbers: 50th at state, 10th at semistate, 10th at regional, seventh at sectional
Raves: While not drawing the same headlines as his Vikings’ teammates, Davison’s consistent performances were crucial, particularly in the postseason.
Crown Point senior
By the numbers: 79th at state, 15th at semistate, fourth at regional, fourth at sectional
Raves: The lone Bulldogs’ representative at the state meet, Ray completed the career hat trick by earning his third trip to Terre Haute by a two-second margin over Bolanowski.
— Correspondent Dave Melton