By: Lee Ramsey
The Seymour Eagles track team recently held their annual award ceremony conducted by head coach Cotton Julian at Seymour High School.
The awards were presented to the outstanding track performers in both the boys and the girls classifications.
One of the top awards is the Vic Kinamon Award given each year in memory of SHS track promoter Vic Kinamon who helped with the program before his passing. The award is given to individuals who dedicate their efforts to any and everything they can do to help out in track and field. His award was presented to Michael Anderson, Jodie Wood and Kreistyn Baldridge for their outstanding efforts.
The boys’ awards for outstanding achievement in each event went as follows: Best Distance – Owen Schumacher, Best Middle Distance – Michael Anderson and Patrick Schumacher, Sprinter Award – Hayden Brooks, Chris Grimo and D. J. Griffin, Top Field Events – Trey Houk and Dylan Bennett, Jumping Award – Tanner Cox and D. J. Griffin, Senior Award – Dylan Bennett and Michael Fitzgerald and the Horizon Award was given to Damon Hall which is given to freshmen who demonstrate a great deal of promise for the future in track.
On the girls’ side the awards went as follows: Best Distance – Mariah Meloncon, Best Middle Distance – Amanda Smith, Sprinter Award – Jodie Wood, Elizabeth Cody and Kreistyn Baldridge, Field Events – Payton King, Jumping Award – Samantha Ferguson. The Senior Award went to 6 outstanding seniors – Mariah Meloncon, Jodie Wood, Elizabeth Cody, Amanda Smith, Kreistyn Baldridge and Molly Rogers.
The Horizon Award went to Blakely Graham and Courtney Dyer.
Mariah Melancon has won the Distance Award for the past four years. This is only the second time that has happened. The other Lady Eagle to do this was Stephanie Moore.
“The kids did a good job this season,” said Seymour Head Track Coach Cotton Julian. “We didn’t get anyone to the state, but we did very well overall.
“Two kids who turned out to be a pleasant surprise were junior Owen Schumacher in the distance run and freshman Payton King in the discus.
“Overall they (teams) did a good job. The seniors did a great job. I’ve been proud of them throughout their career. They’ve been very consistent.”
The Seymour Herald would like to congratulate all these award winners as well as the entire boys and girls track team of 2011.
Seymour Track Holds Award Ceremony
By: Lee Ramsey