2020-21 Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year: Andrew Thompson

***ICYMI: Volleyball Player of the Year: Megan Tamisiea***

***ICYMI: Co-Boys Swimmer of the Year: Logan Butner***

***ICYMI: Co-Boys Swimmer of the Year: Will Parker***

***ICYMI: Co-Girls Swimmer of the Year: Liza Murtagh***

***ICYMI: Co-Girls Swimmer of the Year: Callie Parkes***

With several high school sports seasons coming to a close, it’s time to reveal the All-Coastal Preps teams. Over the next week, you will get to know more about the players of the year while also seeing who made first and second team in cross country, swimming & diving and volleyball.

The Coastal Preps Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year is senior Andrew Thompson from Hoggard.

Andrew’s Accomplishments

The Hoggard boys cross country team had its best season in school history thanks in large part to Andrew Thompson.

At the 4A State Championship, Thompson was the highest area finisher (22nd in 16:41.69). The Vikings placed second as a team, only two points behind champion Cardinal Gibbons.

Thompson won the Mideastern Conference Championship at Long Leaf Park in 15:52.98, which was the fastest time in the area. A week earlier, he claimed the title at the New Hanover County Championship. The Western Colorado signee also helped the Vikings win the 4A East Regional by placing sixth.

Hoggard senior Andrew Thompson is the 2020-21 Coastal Preps Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]

More about Andrew

Favorite Food(s): Burritos

Favorite Restaurant(s): Flaming Amy’s

Favorite athlete(s): Lopez Lomong,
Andrew Wheating and Peyton Manning

Favorite memory from the season: Winning the country championship by 29 seconds and sweeping as a team.

Favorite memory from your career: Seeing this team become great.

Favorite thing about your school or team: The guys are hard workers and very ambitious.

Favorite vacation you’ve taken: Skiing Breckenridge

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?: Skiing in Breckenridge

Do you like breakfast, lunch or dinner best?: Breakfast for sue

What app on your phone do you use the most?: Music

Which local restaurant has the best hamburgers?: P.T.’s Grille

If you could have dinner with any 3 people (dead or alive), who would they be?: Luke Ward, Evan Pena and Roy Hosek