The runners and coach of the year for Pasco County boys cross country is announced.
Runners of the Year
Travis Nichols, Land O’ Lakes, Sr.
Tyler Stahl, Land O’ Lakes, Sr.
The pair would finish either first or second in practically every event. Nichols won his second straight Sunshine Athletic Conference individual title. At the Class 3A state meet, Nichols was 14th with a 15:51, while Stahl finished eighth at 15:34. Both runners seem joined at the hip, and will continue to do so when both will run cross country at the University of North Florida.
Coach of the Year
Kris Keppel, Land O’ Lakes
While battling pancreatic cancer, Keppel coached and inspired the Gators to their best season. They took sixth at the Class 3A state meet and won the Sunshine Athletic Conference for the second straight year.