Nate Coleman named cross-country’s Most Valuable Runner

Senior Nate Coleman was named Most Valuable Runner for the cross-country team at the Huskies’ awards night Sept. 8.

Best Newcomer was sophomore Lydia Wright, who made significant progress despite running alone on the girls side for much of the season.

Kyle Watkins, who joined the team as a senior midway through the season, was named Most Improved, and Aiden Shamek received the Congeniality Award.

It was a turbulent year for the Huskies, who had a coaching change in the last month of the season and who had to deal with sickness, injuries and a severe lack of runners, to the point that for much of the season the boys were unable to muster the five competitors necessary to score as a team, including in the district race, in which Coleman finished 10th with a big PR.

Coleman earned his fourth letter, whle Shamek and junior Jacob Sieminski, who doubled with football, both received their second letter. First-year letters went to Watkins, Wright and senior Paige Chafin, who also joined the team midway through the season.