The Jim Omohundro Courageous Leadership Award & Scholarship was established by his son, Ryan Omohundro, for the benefit of the Eastwood High School Track & Field / Cross Country programs. Ryan Omohundro graduated as Valedictorian from EHS in 2001 and was a four-year letterman on the Track and Cross-Country teams. Following the passing of his father his freshman year, he became a devoted distance runner – inspired by the accomplishment of pushing through mental and physical boundaries – individually, and more importantly, as a team.
Sprinters, endurance runners, team leaders, student-athletes, community volunteers all embody one common trait – courage. To honor Jim’s legacy and to recognize the accomplishment of exemplary acts of our courageous leadership from the Eastwood Running Club student-athletes on and off the track, Ryan Omohundro and his family established this annual scholarship award.
The Jim Omohundro Courageous Leadership Award & Scholarship is for graduating seniors of Eastwood High School who have demonstrated high achievement in athletics and academics.
Submit your application at Jim Omohundro Courageous Leadership Award & Scholarship 2022 (mykaleidoscope.com)
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Eastwood High School: Track & Field and Cross Country Accomplishments, 2002-2021
Eastwood Track & Field and Cross Country programs, led by coaches Mike McLain and Jimmy Ayala, have cultivated a culture of dedication, teamwork, and excellence – individual contributions by courageous leaders that culminate in overall team success.
Jim Omohundro Courageous Leadership Award Winners
Cross Country Achievements
Boys Cross Country - Undefeated 11 years in a row.
Only El Paso Cross Country Program to be ranked nationally in the top 35 teams 11 years in a row.
Only El Paso Cross Country Program to be ranked nationally among the top 25 teams four times.
Only school and sport in the division 5A and 6A schools to achieve five years in a row of podium finishes at State.
Two State team titles.
27 Varsity District titles between girls and boy cross country programs since 2005.
Track and Field Achievements
11 District titles since 2005.
13 State qualifiers, 4 medalists, and 1 State champion since 2005.
Boys- 2010, 2011
3rd place Regionals- 2005
Girls- 2006, 2007, 2015,2017,2018,2019,2020
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