Braves hand out cross-country awards



The Brownstown Central cross-country teams conducted their annual season-ending awards ceremony at the high school.

Braves junior Kaelyn Johnson and senior Jeremy Pitts were named the most valuable runners of their teams.

Brownstown’s girls finished seventh at the Brown County Regional as a team after placing fifth in sectional.

At the Mid-Southern Conference, the Braves scored 69 points to place third overall.

Johnson placed 24th at the regional to advance as an individual, and was 105th at semistate.

On top of being named the Braves’ top runner, Johnson was a member of the 21-minute club.

Madison Klinge was named the most improved runner and Emma Winks received the mental attitude award.

The Braves’ Claire Poulton was Academic All-State for her efforts in the classroom.

Letter jackets were presented to Mackinzey Warren, Kylee Wischmeier, Shauna Drake, Laney Warren, Destiny Satterthwaite and Grace Garland.

The Braves will return 13 of 18 runners next season, losing five to graduation.

As a team, the Braves’ boys finished sixth at MSC and seventh in the sectional.

Pitts, a member of the 17-minute club, and fellow senior Ethan Carroll both advanced to the Brown County Regional with finishes of 20th and 30th in the sectional.

At regional, Pitts placed 40th and Carroll finished 44th.

The most improved award went to Andrew Wheeles, Carroll was presented the mental attitude award.

Sean Tharp and Trey Hackman both took home letter jackets.

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