Hannibal cross country runners receive awards

The Hannibal cross country program held its annual end of season celebration Nov. 18.

At the event, several awards were handed out. For the varsity cross country teams, athletes were honored with boys and girls most valuable player awards, the boys and girls coaches award and the 2013 Ryan Perry Achievement Award.

There also were awards given for Hannibal’s modified cross country teams, namely the boys and girls modified MVP award.

Sophomore Jason McFarland was named MVP of the 2013 boys varsity cross country team. This season, McFarland came away with a sixth place finish at The Class C, Section 3 Championships. He also represented the Warriors at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Championships held at Queensbury High School Nov. 9.

For the second year in a row, the 2013 varsity girls cross country MVP award went to eighth-grader McKenzie Mattison.

Senior captain of the boys’ varsity team, Zane Pointon, was the recipient of the 2013 varsity boys coaches awards. The 2013 varsity girls coaches award went to junior Micheala Sheldon, who was captain of Hannibal’s girls’ varsity cross country team.

Senior team captain Ben Slate was the recipient of the 2013 Ryan Perry Achievement Award.

The 2013 Hannibal boys modified cross country MVP is Austin Cooper, while Emily Weaver was the recipient of the girls modified MVP award.

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