Girls Varsity Cross Country · Jenkins’ Anna Sentner Named Runner of the Year by The Ledger

George Jenkins High School is always well represented when The Ledger releases it’s annual All County teams for each respective sport.  Maybe the most impressive showing until this point has been the Girls Cross Country team.  The Jenkins’ Girls Cross Country team had numerous athletes mentioned and included The Ledger Runner of the Year in sophomore Anna Sentner and The Ledger Coach of the Year in Coach Dale Meskimen.  Here is what was posted in The Ledger:

Coach of the Year

Dale Meskimen

George Jenkins

The Eagles lost three of their top five runners from last season, including three-time runner of the year Emily English, yet Meskimen kept Jenkins as the elite team in the county and led the full team back to the state meet for the first time in three years.


Anna Sentner

George Jenkins, Sophomore

As a freshman last season, Sentner emerged as the No. 2 runner in the county behind teammate Emily English. This year, she took over as the No. 1 runner and moved up the all-time ladder. Her personal-best time of 18:24.8 ranks second all-time in Polk County to Lake Region’s Sydney Devore (18:10). Sentner finished in the top 10 in every meet she ran as the Eagles consistently competed against the top runners in the state. She won the county and district meets and took third in the region meet. After finishing 19th in the 4A state meet as a freshman, she capped her sophomore season with an eighth-place finish at the state meet.

“She rose to the occasion. She came in really hungry and really worked hard to prove she’s among the elite,” said George Jenkins coach Dale Meskimen.

First team

Alicia Ruiz

George Jenkins, Sophomore

Best time was 18:48.20. Finished 2nd in county, 2nd in district, 4th in region.

Amy Frisch

George Jenkins, Senior

Best time was 19:17.50. Finished 3rd in county, 3rd in district, 11th in region and 37th in 4A state.

Second Team

Kiley Strickland

George Jenkins, Senior

Azalia Dieguez

George Jenkins, Senior

Viktorya Manno

George Jenkins, Sophomore

Honorable Mention

George Jenkins: Haley Fay, Lauren Musselman, Abigail Harper, Autumn Richarz, Sarah Kilby, Caroline Mason.


Congratulations to all of these fantastic athletes!