With the state meet wrapped up, the Brownstown Central High School’s boys track and field team celebrated its 2017 season Monday at the middle school.

The Braves finished the regular season 22-4 and were third at Mid-Southern Conference, fourth at the Bedford North Lawrence Sectional and 11th at the Bloomington North Regional.

Braves senior Joe Barnes was named most valuable athlete on the evening.

Barnes set the school record in discus (170 feet, 2 inches) and shot put (57-10) and was the sectional champion and MSC champion in both events.

He recently finished third at the state track meet in the shot put.

Junior pole vaulter Colton Ritz was the outstanding field event award winner.

Ritz broke the school record in the pole vault (14-3) and was MSC and sectional champion. At state, Ritz placed 15th overall.

Other regional qualifiers included senior Jacob Bollinger (pole vault) and junior Reece Covert (400).

Covert was the Braves’ outstanding sprinter, and Cameron Lee was the outstanding distance runner.

Covert was All-MSC honorable mention in the 400.

The mental attitude award went to senior Harlan Deaton, and sophomore Grant Stuckwisch took home most improved.

Junior Andrew Kellermeier and Ritz both received their letter jackets.

The Braves graduate eight seniors from their program.

A total of 22 athletes received varsity letters.

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7069.