BY PETE MOHR | NOVEMBER 12, 2010
Nov. 10 Cross Country Awards Banquet
“Four-Year Commitment Award” winner senior Kelsey Stephens (second from left) is congratulated by (l-r) Cross Country Assistant Coach Geoff Johnson, Head Coach Patty Egan and Volunteer Assistant Coach Jeff Kratzke. Egan also recognized and thanked Coach Kratzke for his ten-year commitment to Cactus Shadows Cross Country. Congratulations to Kelsey and “Coach Jeff”!
At the encouragement of Mike McGregor, now deceased, and with the support of then Athletic Director Monica Barrett, Head Coach Patty Egan started Cactus Shadows’ Cross Country program in 1992. This season’s winners of the “Mike McGregor Heart-‘n-Soul Award” (Cross Country’s MVP) were sophomores Ethan Homan and Terri Baker. Homan’s medalist finish (12th) at State ranked him as the highest placing underclassman.
Other winners at Cross Country’s Nov. 10 Awards Banquet were (front) “Scratch-n’-Claw” (spirit and determination): senior Nicole Nathern, Boys Co-Capt. David Tze; (back, l-r) “Most Improved”: sophomores Brandon VanBibber and Brittany Johnson; “Rookies of the Year”: freshman Sloane Myers-Lenz and sophomore Simon Lopez.
Photos by Pete Mohr