Top athletes named at THS
Year-end athletic awards represented two classes this season.
Although last year's field consisted completely of seniors, this year's honorees also included a junior, as Katie Jeannin was named outstanding female athlete.
Kyle Norris, meanwhile, was selected as the outstanding male athlete.
Fellow seniors Jennifer Reischman and Andrew Miller were named most inspirational athletes also.
Jeannin keeps her athletics' plate full with volleyball, basketball and, in the spring, track and softball. A state track participant a year ago, Jeannin won the Kaw Valley League title in the 800 last week in Basehor.
Norris, a cross country and track participant, took third in the 800 at last year's state track meet in Class 4A and finished fifth last fall at the state cross country meet, helping the Chieftains to a third-place finish. The previous year, Tonganoxie finished second as Norris took eighth.
Norris will head to Butler County to run cross country and track on the college level.
Reischman, who has participated in volleyball, basketball and track, has made a name in the hurdles the last two seasons. At state nearly a year ago in Wichita, Reischman medaled with a seventh-place finish in the high hurdles. Last Wednesday at the KVL Meet, Reischman placed first in the high hurdles and third in the low hurdles.
Miller, too, has thrived in three sports. He was an all-league selection in football, a state qualifier in wrestling and took first at the KVL meet in the javelin.
Selections are made through the combined efforts of THS coaches and the girls and boys letter clubs. For the girls' picks, letter club members vote down their selections in both categories to three and then coaches pick from those selections. For the boys selection, coaches pick the outstanding athlete and letter club members vote on the most inspirational athlete.
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