Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Polson cross country team held their annual awards banquet in the Polson High School commons area.
A potluck format for food provided sustenance, while coach Matt Seeley acted as Master of Ceremonies to present various awards as well as acknowledge the growth he had observed among each of his runners.
Assistant coach Jenni Brown put together a slide show that capped the evening event.
The majority of the awards are self explanitory. The Golden Cone is an award conferred upon the recipient by peers as a runner who exemplifies the spirit of Polson cross country.
2019 Polson Cross-Country Awards
MVP – Karli Owens, fr.
Most Improved – Halle Heninger, so.
Coaches Award – Elisabeth Bjorge, sr.
Golden Cone – Gwen Seeley, sr.
Letter – Seniors: Gwen Seeley (4th), Julia Reiners (2nd); Juniors: River Shoemake (2nd), Nina Barfoot (2nd); Sophomore: Halle Heninger; Freshmen: Karli Owens, Ashtyn Wagner
Certificate – Senior: Elisabeth Bjorge; Junior: Paige Mergenthaler
All-State – Mason Sloan
All-Conference – Mason Sloan
MVP – Mason Sloan, jr.
Most Improved – Ryan Dupuis, soph.
Coaches Award – Kasen Heninger, sr.
Golden Cone – Bridger Smith, sr.
Letter – Seniors: Andrew Reed (3rd), Kasen Heninger (2nd), Isaac Stene (1st); Juniors: Mason Sloan (3rd); Sophomores: Kellen Norman (2nd), Ryan Dupuis (1st); Freshmen: Drifter Skillicorn (1st)
Certificate – Seniors: Connor Lanier, Bridger Smith; Juniors: Xavier Pierre, Sean Stewart; Sophomores: David Iliff; Freshmen: David Bjorge, Owen McElwee, Noah Roberts.