The Brownstown girls track and field team conducted its annual awards program Monday to celebrate a successful 2015 campaign.
Most Valuable went to senior Elisa Gallion, who earned 139 points for the Braves this season.
Gallion qualified for regional in the 400 meters, 100 hurdles, 4×400 relay and pole vault. She also garnered All-Mid-Southern Conference honorable mention in the 400 and 4×400 relay.
The Most Outstanding Field Event award went to senior Jaelyn Reynolds, who finished her season this past weekend placing 12th at state in the discus.
Reynolds was named All-Conference in the shot put and a sectional champion in the discus. She qualified for the regional in both the discus and shot.
At the end of the season, Reynolds had amassed 123 points for the Braves.
A Mental Attitude award went to senior Olivia Goecker.
Braves coach Maria Weigel said that Goecker would compete in any running event that she asked on the season. Goecker was named All-Conference honorable mention in the 300 hurdles and 4×400 relay, in which she also qualified for regional.
Freshman Kristen Stuckwisch got the Outstanding Sprinter award. Stuckwisch scored 90 points for the Braves in her short distance races.
Stuckwisch was named to All-Conference honorable mention for the 4×400 relay and qualified for regional.
Sophomore Alexis Koch was named the Oustanding Distance Runner award.
Junior Hannah Gallion was named Academic All-State for her diligence in both the classroom and athletics.
Most Improved went to sophomore field specialist Trentity Vaught.
Weigel said that Vaught improved her discus throw from 87 to 116 feet. Vaught’s efforts earned an All-Conference Honorable Mention in the event.
Another All-Conference Honorable Mention went to Madison Klinge for the 4×400 relay.
Senior Riley Wischmeier also qualified for regional in the high jump for the Braves this season.
This season, the Braves finished 56-24 overall.
“I think we peaked at the right time,” Weigel said. “We had some really good performances at both conference and sectionals. The competition was tough at regional. We did well with what he had.”
Six Braves graduate from this year’s team: Gallion, Goecker, Reynolds, Wischmeier, Brycelyn Ruddick and Shyela Smith.
“Its been a blast the past four years,” Weigel said. “This group of seniors was the first I’ve had from freshman to senior year. They’ve worked hard, and they are really going to be missed.”
About 15 members are expected to return to next year’s squad.
“(The younger kids) improved a lot during the season,” Weigel said. “At the beginning of the season they were a little hesitant and didn’t know what to do, but our seniors took them under their wing and helped them progress throughout the season.”