Completion of Kee 2014 cross country season brings to a close the careers of large senior group

Completion of the 2014 Kee cross country season brought with it an end to one of the largest displays of commitment the Hawk distance running program has seen in quite some time. Five seniors formed the upperclassman leadership core for this year’s team, including Keegan Ahouse, Tom Brennan, Michael Harris, Sam Hisel and Nolan Welsh, with Hisel and Welsh committing themselves to the sport for all four years of their high school career, Harris being a three-year high school competitor and Ahouse and Brennan participating in each of the last two seasons.

“Season highlights would be the five seniors that competed for the last time in their high school career,” Kee vetran cross country coach Gary Bottorff said. “It’s hard these days to get people to commit for more than one season in any sport. Our seniors have been committed enough to keep working at the sport. They may not be the fastest runners we have had, but they always give all they got, race after race. They don’t complain. They just show up and run every race. They have fun and do their thing every race. Most have improved every year and felt good about themselves and their team. It will be hard to replace these seniors for all their hard work and dedication.”

Graduation of those five seniors will leave just three competitors returning for next season from this year’s varsity boys squad in junior Mikey Mitchell and sophomores Spencer Colsch and Evan Whalen. The Kee girls had just one competitor this season in freshman Leah Kubitz. Whalen led the Hawks in every race this season.


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