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Boys cross country All-Area Team

Updated: December 30, 2012 3:55PM



First Team

Alec Kostelnik

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.

Kyle Eller

Lowell senior

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.

Peyton Reed

Valparaiso senior

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.

Ari Coulopoulos

Valparaiso junior

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.

Taylor Bissachi

Valparaiso senior

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.

Second Team

Anthony Didion

LaPorte junior

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.

Tom Bolanowski

Munster senior

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.

Brent Dunn

Hobart junior

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.

Landon Davison

Valparaiso senior

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.

Alex Ray

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



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