2022 All-Area Athletes & Teams

All-Area Athletes and Teams

All-Area Athletes & Teams

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Page 6 www.yoursun.com SUN PREPS ALL-AREA WINNERS AND FINALISTS By STAFF REPORT Here is a recap of this year's Sun Preps All-Area Award athletes of the year and finalists in all 22 sports: FALL SPORTS BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR TYLER WADSWORTH PORT CHARLOTTE, SENIOR The area's only district and regional champion, Wadsworth broke the 16-minute mark on multiple occasions, including his seventh-place fi nish of 15:56 at the 2A state championships. FINALISTS EVAN CRANE NORTH PORT, JUNIOR A top-10 fi nisher in several local meets this season, Crane kept that going into the postseason. He was his team's top runner at both the district and regional meets, placing 11th (16:32) and 10th (16:52), respectively. RUNE LEDOUX LEMON BAY, SENIOR The arrival of LeDoux turned the Mantas into a deep and formidable team this season. He ran a 16:40 to place second at districts, a 17:32 to place 18th at regionals and, fi nally, a 16:26 to fi nish 20th at states. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR JULIANA COURVILLE VENICE, SENIOR It was a breakthrough sea- son for Courville, who placed fourth at districts and fi fth at regionals with a pair of sub-20 times before fi nishing 46th at the 4A state meet. FINALISTS SANGIE LINCOLN-VELEZ CHARLOTTE, SENIOR Lincoln-Velez proved to be the go-to runner for the Tarpons in the postseason. She opened with a 23:31 to place 19th at districts, but only got better from there, posting a 21:10 for 24th at regionals and a 20:13 to come in 50th place at the 3A state meet. KATRINA MACHADO PORT CHARLOTTE, SOPHOMORE The top runner for the Lady Pirates, Machado fi nished sixth at districts with a 20:39 and nearly advanced to the 2A state meet as she placed 14th with a 20:55 at regionals. GIRLS SWIMMING SWIMMER OF THE YEAR MAEVE ECKERMAN VENICE, FRESHMAN At states, Eckerman fi nished second in the 50 free and third in the 100 back. She also participated on the eighth-place 400 free relay team and the 13th-place 200 medley team. FINALISTS BRYANNA ROBINSON PORT CHARLOTTE, SENIOR Finished eighth in the state 100 back and was a member of the Pirates' 13th-place 400 free relay team. EMMA THEIS VENICE, SENIOR Finished 10th in the 500 free at state and was a member of the Indians' eighth-place 400 free relay squad. BOYS SWIMMING SWIMMER OF THE YEAR AMADEUSZ KNOP VENICE, JUNIOR At state, Knop had a pair of second-place fi nishes in the 200 medley and 100 back and played his part on the second-place 200 medley relay and fi fth-place 400 free relay teams. FINALISTS MAX ECKERMAN VENICE, JUNIOR Placed third at state in the 100 breast and was a mem- ber of the second-place 200 medley and seventh-place 200 free relay teams. CHARLIE PLAISTED CHARLOTTE, SENIOR Came back after two years away to place second at state in the 100 butterfl y and eighth in the 50 free. He also an- chored the seventh-place free relay and 11th-place 400 free relay teams. BOYS GOLF GOLFER OF THE YEAR EDDIE LAINHART PORT CHARLOTTE, SENIOR A top player for Port Charlotte for the past three years, Lainhart led the Pirates to the county cham- pionship and the district tournament. Lainhart shot a 76 to win the individual district title and then fi red a 79 at regionals to fi nish T-12th and advance to the state championships. FINALISTS JACKSON ADAMS VENICE, SENIOR A four-year player for the Indians, he showed his SEE ATHLETES, 7A

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