Eye on POY: Hawaii Boys Cross Country

The cross country season may have concluded, but the search for Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runners of the Year is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated. These athletes made a case in their state, but did they do enough on and off the course this past season to capture the prestigious statewide honor?

Troy Esaki

Senior, Iolani (Honolulu, HI)

2011 Team postseason standing: Third

2011 State meet finish (Place—time): First—16:29

Elliot Estrada

Senior, Leilehua (Wahiawa, HI)

2011 Team postseason standing: First

2011 State meet finish (Place—time): Second—16:54

Charles Akiona

Junior, Kamehameha (Honolulu, HI)

2011 Team postseason standing: Fifth

2011 State meet finish (Place—time): Third—17:02

Here are some more of many other harriers whose performances this past season vaulted them into the conversation for Gatorade State Cross Country Runner of the Year during this 2011 campaign.

Dylan Martinez: Junior, Leilehua (Wahiawa, HI)

Rocky Balala: SR, Maui (HI)

Nicola Perez-Garre: Senior, Maui (HI)

Think we're missing a deserving Gatorade State Runner of the Year candidate in your state? Let us know via e-mail at ESPNHS_GPOY@ESPN.com or Twitter @ESPNHS_Awards.