Unfortunately the Indoor Sports Award night has been cancelled. Since there won't be any speeches about the season or any face-to-face honoring of the award winners hopefully the acknowledgments below can provide some encouragement to the winner and to everyone else on the team.
For 2019-2020 Indoor Track & Field we have 4 awards.
We have two Coach’s Awards and two Top Performer awards.
Coach’s Awards are given out to athletes who demonstrate great attitude, enthusiasm, determination, sportsmanship, and camaraderie.
Top Performer Awards are given to those who performed at the highest level of ability throughout the season and during the most important competitions.
Determining who gets the awards is sometime easy and sometime extremely hard. There are many other athletes on the team deserving of praise and recognition, and hopefully in the future we will be able to acknowledge them as well.
Our First Coach’s Award goes to Iso(bella) Gill
Iso has been a key part of our girls’ indoor relay teams for the last couple of years. Always smiling and a pleasure to coach she’ll be missed next year.
This year, in addition to running on our 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams, she set her sights on the school record for the 600m race which would required a 4 second PR.
The first meet she had a 3 second PR and came within 1 second of the school record by running a 1:59.41. The next couple of meets weren’t quite as fast but she was training well and her hard work was about to pay off.
At our 4th meet of the year at Plymouth State on 1/12/2020 Iso had the Performance of the Year. She ran a beautifully paced race and came away with a 1:52.94. That was a PR by 6.5 seconds, a school record by 5.5 seconds, and a qualification for the open meets.
Iso capped her season off as part of our girls’ 5th place, and school record, 4x400m performance at the State Championships.
Our Second Coach’s Award goes to Jesse Garcia
Jesse was one of the most enthusiastic athletes on the indoor team. He was always there, willing to run any event we asked. In meets he ran everything from the 55m to the 3000m and enthusiastically stepped into whatever relays we needed him in.
He worked hard in all of the practices - sometimes maybe too hard by running the first half of some workouts faster his targets, making the second half a bit too slow 🙂
He came to every practice with a positive attitude and was excited to try whatever was thrown at him.
Jesse steadily improved throughout the year in all of his events and appears ready to continue that improvement in the coming seasons.
Our First Top Performer Award goes to Cassidy Rondeau
This one is not a surprise, but it’s well earned.
Even though Cassidy was nursing a knee injury most of the season she was our highest scoring girl throughout the season. She scored double the number of points (54) of our number two girl, Iso (27).
Cassidy set Indoor School Records in the long jump, high jump, 4x400m, and she still holds the indoor record in the 55m dash.
Cassidy finished off the season by running the anchor leg or our 5th place 4x400m medal effort at the State Championships.
Our Second Top Performer Awards goes to James Dupuis
James’ growth since last year has been tremendous. For example James’ shot put improved from a best of 25’7” last indoor season to 40’ 6.25” which earned him a 5th place at the State Championships. In hurdles he went not even running them indoors last year to setting the school record and qualifying for states this year.
James scored more points (67) throughout the season than any other boy, edging out Tyler May who had 61 points.
He set Indoor School Records in the shot put, high jump, and 55m hurdles, and qualified for the for all three events in the State Championships.