2003 RHS Awards Announced
Senior Barbara Hale and Junior Alisha Smith were named as 2003 Co-Most Valuable Athletes based upon the extraordinary years that each had. They were the bookends on the Conference and Sectional winning 4 x 100, which set a RHS record of :49.0, and 4 x 200 relays. Hale, a team captain, stabilized the team the entire year performing in positions not necessarily of her choosing that needed to be filled. Smith was a 4 event champion at both Conference and Sectional adding gold in the 100 and 200 meter dashes to her relay titles. She also set the Richwoods 100 meter dash record of :11.8 which earned her All-State recognition by Illinois Prep Top Times.
Senior team captain Delaina Martin was named as the Kim Field Award winner. Delaina received the award for her continued effort and improvement throughout her career. By nearly doubling her distances from her freshman year she became the Richwoods record holder in both of the throws with marks of 39' 5½" in the shot put and 114' 4" in the discus. Long known as "Management" she provided great support over the years to her teammates.
The Adrienne Moos Award was presented to Junior captain Laura Unes. The presentation was premised o her goal of "team success" through quiet leadership and motivation to teammates. Strong leadership, desire and commitment to her team are defining elements of her character.
Congratulations to Barbara, Alisha, Delaina and Laura from the Knights.