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Annual Award Banquet

2023 - 2024

Keynote Speaker – Dave Rinker

Coach Dave Rinker was Coach Moore’s coach at Brevard College. He has been a close friend and mentor to Coach Moore every since.

Notes from Coach’s Talk:

  1. Don’t Make a Bad Day Lousy
  2. Training is a Lifestyle
  3. Live Each Day as if It’s Your Last, but Plan as if You’ll Live Forever
  4. Treat Others as You Would Like to Be Treated
  5. Communication: What You Don’t Tell Me, I Don’t Know
  6. You Only Get One Chance to Do This, So Do It Right!
  7. There’s a Fine Line Between Toughness and Stupidity – Stay Close to It, But Don’t Cross It
  8. Positive Attitudes Produce Positive Results, While Negativity is a Poison that Spreads and Destroys
  9. There is Strength in a Pack: It Encourages Us and Elevates Us to Heights We Could Never Reach Alone
  10. Commitment is the Greatest Gift We can Ever Give to someone or a Goal. It is Easy to Give, but Also Easy to Take Back. True Commitment is Followed Through When the Task is Easy AND When it is Hard.

2022 - 2023

Keynote Speaker – Grace Tinkey

We were very lucky to hear from Grace Tinkey. She is from Macon, GA and ran for FPD back in 2013. Recently she was inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame. She ran her freshman and sophomore years of college at Furman University and them transferred to Adams State University. She won the 5000 meter in 17:02.99 and placed 16th at the region championships. During high school she was named Gatorade Girls’ Cross Country Runner of the Year in 2010 and 2011. She was a four time state cross country individual champion. She was featured in Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd” in Nov 2008.

Notes from Her Talk

    • When you feel the pain, that’s when the race starts.
    • Make sure you rest and stay hydrated.
    • Work your core.
    • Trust the process, don’t try to get there too fast.
    • Drink lots of water, carry water with you all day.
    • Focus on pre workout and post workout nutrition.

General Awards

    • Camryn Wommack – Region 2 5A Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year
    • Coach Moore / Coach Waters / Coach Robinson – Region 2 5A Coach of the Year
    • Austin Sullivan – Voted Overall Leader by Team
    • Joshua Barber – Alana Land Award

Awards

Boy’s Name Award Girls’ Name Award
Kristjan Adams Athletic Award
PR (20:23)
Grace Bryant Athletic Award
(PR 28:05)
Joshua Barber 4th yr Letter
Senior Award
7th yr Award
Leadership Award
2nd Team All Region
PR (17:08)
Gabby Childs Athletic Award
(PR 23:42)
Ian Boresahole Athletic Award
PR (18:48)
Anna Grace Hinson 2nd yr Letter
Senior Award
Determination Award
1st Team All Region
(PR 22:18)
Justus Boyd 4th yr Letter
Senior Award
7th yr Award
Determination Award
2nd Team All Region
Katlin Malone 4th yr Letter
Senior Award
7 yr Award
Desire Award
1st Team All Region
(PR 21:54)
Jacob Brennaman Athletic Award
PR (19:46)
Addison Newby 2nd yr Letter
Dedication Award
2nd Team All Region
(PR 22:49)
RJ Bryant Athletic Award
PR (20:04)
Lilly Palmer 1st yr Letter
Rookie of the Year
Top Runner of the Year
1st Team All Region
(PR 20:43)
Miles Cavendar 1st yr Letter
Senior Award
PR (20:14)
Emily Patat 3rd yr Letter
Leadership Award
1st Team All Region
(PR 22:39)
Aaron England 3rd yr Letter
Senior Award
7th yr Award
PR (17:57)
Addison Robinson 1st yr Letter
Rookie of the Year
Miss October
1st Team All Region
(PR 20:42)
Anderson Gordon Athletic Award
Senior Award
7 yr Award
PR (21:09)
Raelei Roeder Athletic Award
Senior Award
Most Improved (31:08 – 26:24)
(PR 26:24)
Zavon Green 1st yr Letter
PR (29:34)
Camryn Womack 2nd yr Letter
Most Valuable Runner
1st Team All Region
(PR 20:24)
Avery Harden Athletic Award
Senior Award
PR (21:41)
   
Jaquez Jackson Athletic Award
Most Improved (31:24 – 27:45)
PR (21:41)
   
Gunner Kent 2nd yr Letter
PR (18:24)
   
Jaylen King 1st yr Letter
PR (22:22)
   
Clay Lacy Athletic Award
PR (18:57)
   
Andrew Marshall 2nd yr Letter
PR (18:06)
   
Tyler Marshall 1st yr Letter
Dedication Award
1st Team All Region
PR (17:02)
   
Connor Monile 1st yr Letter
PR (18:51)
   
Grady Newby 1st yr Letter
2nd Team All Region
PR (17:19)
   
Fred Ogletree Athletic Award
Senior Award
PR (20:21)
   
Connor Peterson Athletic Award
(PR 19:07)
   
Hunter Pittman Athletic Award
(PR 19:07)
   
Gavin Robinson 1st yr Letter
Desire Award
(PR 17:30)
   
Landon Steinmeyer 2nd yr Letter
(PR 18:04)
   
Kendall Stewart Athletic Award
(PR 20:04)
   
Austin Sullivan 4th yr Letter
Senior Award
Top Runner of the Year
1st Team All Region
(PR 16:46)
   
Luke Thorton 1st yr Letter
Rookie of the Year
Mr. October
1st Team All Region
(PR 16:49)
   
Dawson Walker Athletic Award
(PR 20:24)
   
Kyle Whipple 4th yr Letter
Senior Award
7 yr Award
Most Valuable Runner
1st Team All Region
(PR 16:48)
   
Shaun Williams Athletic Award
(PR 19:09)
   

 

2021 – 2022