For The Tribune
Coach Chris Crenshaw awarded his boys and girls track teams for their accomplishments Sunday afternoon at Trinity Lutheran High School.
The girls and boys teams set several school records and the girls team had four athletes qualify for the regional meet in Bloomington.
Angi Bergstedt and Hailley Peters, who each scored 18 percent of the team’s total points this year, were named the most valuable athletes for the girls team.
Peters set the school record in the high jump, and Bergstedt set the school record in the 200. Also, they were both part of the school record setting 4×100 relay team, which also included, Miranda Murphy and Lexi Schneider.
At sectional, Peters claimed her first high jump crown clearing 5-foot-2.
Tommy Davis and Luke Onken shared the most valuable athlete award for the boys’ team.
Onken set the school record in the 1,600-meter run this year and Davis set records in both the shot put and discus.
Davis and Nick Toppe traded the discus record during the season, until Davis set it in the final meet.
The girls cougar award went to Maddie Pearce.
“She had a good attitude and was encouraging to her teammates,” Crenshaw said.
The boys cougar award recipient is Seth Patterson.
“He was a good role model and he had a strong work ethic,” Crenshaw said.
Patterson holds the schools’ long jump record (19-2) from last year.
The senior award goes to an athlete who competes in track and field all four years, and for the boys, that award went to Tommy Davis, Nick Toppe, Seth Patterson, Keenan Scifres and Max Moser.
Bergstedt received the senior award on the girls side.
The girls most improved award went to Murphy, who went from 58 seconds in the 300 hurdles to 52 seconds this year.
She also ran the 100, 200, and was on the record setting 4×100 relay team.
The most improved boy athlete was Nikolai Haak, who ran the 1,600 in 5:30 last year and improved to run a 4:49 this year. Haak also improved his 3,200 run time by one minute.