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Irene Riggs named WV Cross Country Gatorade Player of the Year

Riggs receives honor for second consecutive year
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Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 6:06 PM EST
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - Morgantown junior Irene Riggs was announced today as the 2021-22 Gatorade West Virginia Girls Cross Country Player of the Year.

This marks the second consecutive year Riggs has earned the honor. She also was named the 2020-2021 Girls Track and Field Gatorade Player of the Year.

Riggs won her second straight Class AAA state meet this past season, coming in with a time of 18:24.88. She also led the charge for the Mohigans’ third straight Class AAA state title as a team.

The junior took eighth at the Eastbay South Regional Championships and finished 14th at the Eastbay Cross Country Championships, earning her All-American honors.

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