Cross Country: Team holds end of season awards banquet

Cross Country: Team holds end of season awards banquet

The LaGrange cross country team held its annual awards banquet for the 2012 season.

Freshman Lauren Brander was the Most Valuable Runner for the women. She was the top Panther women's finisher in every race this year.  Brandner had the top times in 5 and 6K's for team and multiple top 10 finishes. She was on the USA South All-Conference third team and the team's NCAA Regional representative.

For the men, Chase McCulley was the Most Valuable Player. Like Brandner, he was the top Panther men's finisher in every race this year.  McCulley had top times in 5 and 8k's for the team. He had a top 20 finish in the USA South conference meet and was the team's conference sportsmanship award.

Megan Tipsword and Robert Harste received the team's Coach's Awards. The award is given for exceptional hard work, dedication and for race time improvement throughout the course of the year. Tipsword also received the 2012 conference sportsmanship award and set a personal record at the year end conference meet.