Prep athletes honored for academic accomplishment as well as athletic performance at Spring Sports Awards

Friday Harbor High School Athletic Director Rod Turnbull's review of the spring sports season took a long time, mainly because there was a lot to review.

Friday Harbor's prep athletes were honored for academic accomplishment as well as athletic performance at the Spring Sports Awards on June 2.

Six teams won WIAA Team Distinguished Academic Awards, for accomplishing a team GPA of 3.0-3.49.

Teams earning this recognition:
— Baseball, 3.26 GPA.
— Girls Tennis, 3.26 GPA.
— Softball, 3.25 GPA.
— Girls Track, 3.23 GPA.
— Boys Track, 3.14 GPA.
— Boys Soccer, 3.10 GPA.

Team Athletic Awards
— The baseball team won the Northwest 1A/2B league championship for the sixth consecutive year.

Individual League, District/State Honors
— All-League First Team: Khaili Radden, Elle Guard, Hannah Starr.
— All-League Second Team: Maggie Andersen, Lindsey Banry.
— All-League Honorable Mention: Kerri Goff, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Nash.

— All-League First Team: Alex Jangard, Shawn Cutting, Justin James
— All-League Second Team: Roy Taylor, Parker Lawson, Tanner Buck.

— Rebecca Leff, qualified as No. 2 singles for the Tri-District Tournament (her second year in a row at Tri-District).

— Megan Cuomo won the Girls District 1 Golf Tournament for the second year in a row. She placed as first alternate to the state tournament, ended up playing and placed 13th.

— Quinn Bune, Tyler McKee and Taylor Malloy qualified for the Tri–District Tournament. From this group, Tyler qualified for state, where he placed. Quinn qualified as second alternate to the state tournament.

— Thirteen athletes qualified for the Tri-District track meet: Kelsey Barnes, Fei Cooper, Dasuni Gurusinghe, Kia Johns, Kayla Short, Jadyn Slack, Mandy Turnbull; Adam Allen, Maverick Blake, Lucas Jagel, Sean McLaughlin, Tyler Pruitt, Wilson Schubert.

From this group, three qualified for State, two of them by winning their events. Jadyn Slack was second at Tri-District in javelin and placed 10th at state in javelin. Kelsey Barnes qualified for State by winning the shot put at Tri-District, and placed ninth at State. Kayla Short qualified by winning the javelin at the Tri-District level and placed 11th at State.

Special Individual Awards
— Wendy’s Heisman Awards:
Juniors recognized for academic excellence, sportsmanship, and athletic achievement. Entered into a national competition. Chosen by a committee of coaches representing all boys and girls sport seasons for the school. This year's winners are Maggie Andersen and Alex Jangard.

— Cliff Gillies Award: This award was adopted to honor Cliff Gillies for his contribution to school activites and young people of the state of Washington. The criteria represents the values Cliff Gillies promoted through his work. The criteria for the award includs working to academic potential, sportsmanship and citizenship, and overall participation. This year's Cliff Gillies Award is presented to: Kayla Short and Parker Lawson.

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