Athlete of the Fall Season: Jenerette goes distance

nmbxc-wilsonOn the day that Wilson Jenerette was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Fall Season, she was going about starting her resume for some winter sports honors.

The North Myrtle Beach High cross country runner’s strong season that saw her lead the Lady Chiefs to a top-10 finish in the state was up to her old tricks Saturday by taking first place in the women’s division of the RiverTown Reindeer Run 5K in Conway with a time of 20 minutes flat.

Hot on her heels was St. James junior golfer Jordan White, who helped the Lady Sharks win their second straight state title. White also hit her first hole-in-one during the season and earned medalist honors on several occasions as the eldest player on the young team.

A pair of Myrtle Beach volleyball players, sophomore Gracie Davis and junior Danni Hix, took the next two spots after leading the Lady Seahawks to the state title match. St. James senior swimmer Max Wolff, the most inspirational athlete on the Grand Strand this season, rounded out the top five.

The next highest finishers were Coastal Carolina quarterback Tyler Keane, Myrtle Beach High football and swimming standout Sean McGonigal, and a tie between Socastee cross country runner Keahi Mendoza and adaptive surfer Veronica Tario.

Carolina Forest volleyball player Meghan DeVaux, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach volleyball player Julia Markley and tennis player Tatiana Harrelson, and Carolina Forest golfer Sami Spencer rounded out the field.

Photo by Ross A. Burton

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