Brownstown hosts boys track and field awards program


Brownstown Central’s boys track and field team concluded its season with a season-ending awards ceremony on Wednesday.

Braves senior Colton Ritz collected an armful of awards on the evening.

Ritz scored 135 points across multiple events to lead the Braves and earn most valuable honors. Ritz placed sixth at the state meet in the pole vault after winning the regional at Bloomington High School North. He was also the Mid-Southern Conference Champion in the event and set the school record at 15 feet.

Lendon Underwood also earned a pair of honors, taking home the award for most outstanding in field events and an All-MSC plaque for the discus and an MSC honorable mention nod for the shot put.

Caleb Bollinger was also All-MSC honorable mention in the pole vault, and was the sectional champion in the event. Bollinger qualified for the state meet with Ritz, finishing tied for 22nd.

Grant Stuckwisch was the most outstanding sprinter and Ethan Carroll was the outstanding distance runner award-winner.

A most improved award went to Noah Reynolds and the mental attitude award was given to Brandon Wilson. Wilson also earned his letter jacket.

The Braves, coached by Derrick Koch, finished 28-8 overall on the season, finishing third at the MSC, fifth in sectional and 15th at regional. Ritz’s points at state placed the Braves 50 of 70 scoring teams.

Those advancing to the regional included Underwood (shot put), Ritz (pole vault, 100 relay), Bollinger (pole vault), Luke Wood (high jump), and Reece Covert, Grant Stuckwisch, Braden Walker, Robbie Branaman and Wilson in the 1,600 relay.

Six Braves will graduate from the program