First team

Mitchell Athay

Idaho Falls junior

Athay established himself as one of Idaho's best runners this fall. He had seven top-five finishes, including winning the Bob Conley Invitational varsity A boys race, placing second and leading locals in the Cardinal Classic, placing 11th and leading locals in the Bob Firman boys elite race, placing second at the 4A District 6 championships, third at the 4A state meet for his third state cross-country medal and placing fifth and leading locals in the Jim Danner boys race at Nike Portland XC, a meet which drew 5,987 runners and five nationally ranked teams. He ran sub-16 five times and ended with a season best 15:30.5, the No. 5 fastest boys time in Idaho this fall.

Joseph Ereaux

Idaho Falls junior

Ereaux had a breakout season for the three-peat 4A state champion Tigers, including five top-10 finishes. He placed seventh in the Tiger-Grizz varsity A race, won the Ririe Invite, placed third at the 4A District championships as part of Idaho Falls' perfect score and 14th at the 4A state meet for his career first state cross-country medal. He ran a personal best of 16:06.1 at state--the sixth fastest District 6 boys time this fall and a big improvement from his freshman season personal best of 16:42.4--and broke 16:45 four times. Prior to this season, he had run sub-17 twice.

Will Dixon

Madison junior

Dixon became No. 1 boy this season for the Bobcats, who had numerous underclassmen in their program. He had five top-10 finishes, including placing sixth at the Cardinal Classic (second local finisher), placing fourth in the Bob Conley varsity A race (second local finisher), second at the 5A District 5-6 championships and fourth at the 5A state meet to earn a medal for the second season in a row and lead local finishers. He led Madison to three top-30 finishes--landing the Bobcats the 5A state third place trophy for the second consecutive year--and his personal best 15:43.4 was the fourth fastest boys time in District 6 this season.

Johnathon Simmons

Salmon junior

Simmons put together one of the most dominant seasons by a District 6 runner this fall. He won four races outright--the West Jefferson Invite, his home meet, the 2A District 6 championships (career first) and the 2A state meet (career first). He claimed the Tiger-Grizz varsity B title and was the fifth overall boys finisher, placed 34th in the Bob Firman boys elite race and second in the Bob Conley varsity B boys race to the eventual 1A state champion. Simmons' individual state title led Salmon to a repeat team title and came a year after finishing second to teammate Andy Gebhardt. His personal best of 15:56.6 was the fifth fastest boys time in District 6 this season.

Kaysen Klingler

Sugar-Salem senior

Klingler placed second at the 3A state meet to lead the Diggers to a historic fifth consecutive 3A state team title, making them the first Idaho 3A boys team to win five in a row. The finish gave Klingler the second state cross-country medal of his career and his second sub-16:30 time of the season. Klingler won four races this season--including his first 3A District 6 individual title--and had nine top-10 finishes. Seven of those were top-three finishes. His personal best of 16:11.9 was also the ninth fastest time by a District 6 boy this season.

Second team

Porter Elison, Idaho Falls junior

Seth Bingham, Thunder Ridge sophomore

Ryan Stutz, Madison sophomore

Stetson Moss, Thunder Ridge senior

Jonathan Frew, Shelley senior

Marlowe Hereford is a sports reporter for the Post Register. Contact her at 542-6772 and find her on Twitter: @mwhereford.

Marlowe Hereford has worked for the Post Register since August 2011. She has covered 11 different high school sports, Olympic sports and recreational sports.