Mason Lopez, Lydia Wright named top track and field athletes


June 7, 2023

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Track honorees are, from left, Selah Wright, Nathan Aker, Rylee Markell, Dakotah Seiber, Lydia Wright, Von James, Peyton Markell, Mason Lopez, Kaylynn Mamac, Tomas Stafford, Laralai Mark, Conner Stevens, Max Klumph, Mckenzie Miller, Kyle Sieminski, Kasey Kast, Keagan Vogel and Chase Cameron.

Senior Mason Lopez and junior Lydia Wright were named the Most Valuable Athletes for Sweet Home track and field at the team's awards dinner Tuesday, May 30.

Head Coach Nathan Whitfield reviewed the team's season, noting that the Huskies are still "rebuilding" after the COVID pandemic and other factors that have impacted the program. He noted that Sweet Home's team had "about 30 kids" three years ago, which ended up being "about 24" by the end of the season.

"This year we started off with, I think it was 72, and ended with about 24," Whitfield said.

Although the Huskies qualified athletes...

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