2019 - 2020 TENNESSEE
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SILAS
WINDERS
DISTANCE RUNNER
HENRY COUNTY HS
PARIS, TENNESSEE
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:28.98
DIVISION 1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
10TH
FOOT LOCKER SOUTH REGIONAL
39TH
FOOT LOCKER CHAMPIONSHIPS
1ST
MUSTANG STAMPEDE
“Silas ran the whole season with a target on his back as the person to beat, and still performed well each week. He runs smart tactically and is willing to make gutsy moves with the opportunity presents itself.”
Rob Pautienus
Head Coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-10, 135-pound senior won the Division 1 Large School state meet this past season with a time of 15:28.98, breaking the tape 3.87 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor. Winders finished 10th at the Foot Locker South Regional championships and then took 39th at the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. He also won the Mustang Stampede and placed second at the Alexander/Asics Invitational in Georgia in 14:29.32, a time which ranked No. 6 in the nation among prep competitors.

Academic Achievement


Winders has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country on scholarship at the University of Southern Indiana this fall.

Exemplary Character


An avid angler and hunter, Winders has volunteered locally at the Henry County Relay for Life Survivors Dinner. He has also donated his time on behalf of a karate day camp and with multiple community service initiatives through his church youth group.