Ridge View’s cross country runners were honored recently at a season-ending awards banquet.
“It was a great night to honor the girls team, which made great strides as a program this year and the boys team which repeated as region champions for the first time ever in school and finished third at the state meet,” said Blazers coach Brian Rosefield.
“These young men and women are the hardest working group I have ever been associated with. It's a real pleasure to be able to work with them. I am a very lucky man.
Our seniors - Mike Dabeck, Bill Waldrop, Marquis Benton, Nilk Mathur, Joseph Stogner, Justin Tolbert, Leonard Love, Nick Gladden, Sierra Henderson and - will be sorely missed as well. They have been a driving force in our success these past few years and are all on their way to bigger an better things.”
Girls Cross Country Team
Team Captain: Sierra Henderson and Tamara Smith
Most Valuable Runner: Sierra Henderson
Most Improved Runner: Alesha Love
Rookie of the Year: Elizabeth Wilson
Scholastic Athlete of the Year: Elizabeth Wilson
Most Team Spirit: Andi Braxton
Letter Winners: Sierra Henderson, Emily Hart, Andi Braxton, Macy Gordon, Kimberly Ruiz, Rebekah Clark, Kiyanna Muhammad, Elizabeth Wilson, Adalin Kucherina, Tamara Smith and Rachel Clark
Boys Cross Country Team
Team Captain: Nick Gladden
Most Valuable Runner: David Jennings
Most Improved Runner: Jeb Baker
Rookie of the Year: Joe Keitt
Scholastic Athlete of the Year: David Jennings
Most Team Spirit: Bill Waldrop
Letter Winners: Nick Gladden, Marquis Benton, Joseph Stogner, Bill Waldrop, Mimoun Annouri, Joe Keitt, Jay Lynch, Ty're Ware, David Jennings, Ben Smick and Jeb Baker.