PLATTSBURGH — Twenty-two girls’ track and field athletes earned all-star recognition at the Section VII Track and Field State Qualifier at Beekmantown Central School May 30.
Beekmantown coaches Andy Hastings and Gary Phillips, who led their Eagles team to a 7-0 record and Division I crown, were recognized with the Co-Coaches of the Year award.
New York State sportsmanship awards were given out at the New York State Championships in Cicero June 7 and were voted on by all coaches in Section VII.
This year’s recipient of the New York State sportsmanship award was Brooke Knight of Plattsburgh High.
Seton Catholic received the Ray Holmes Team Sportsmanship Award.
Co-Coaches of the Year
Andy Hastings and Gary Phillips (Beekmantown)- The Eagles won the CVAC regular-season championship as well as the Section VII championship. “The honor of this award is directly associated with the hard work and dedication of the athletes on our team,” Hastings and Phillips said.
Brooke Knight (Plattsburgh High)
Ray Holmes Team Sportsmanship Award
Maria Remillard (Peru)- Remillard capped off an outstanding running career for the Indians by representing the section in the steeplechase for a second consecutive year. Her hard work and dedication to running will be missed by her coaches and teammates. She has always been a leader and willing to do whatever event was needed to help the team win. She also was able to add a personal record in the 1,500 with a time of 5:07. She will be racing next year for Geneseo in cross country and track and field.
Mikaela Frechette, Courtney Wilson, Tristen Reid, Kallie Villemaire (Beekmantown)- The foursome went undefeated this year in CVAC and Section VII competition. They ran their best time at the end of the season with a 50.64 at the state qualifier meet and 50.12 at the state championship meet, finishing fourth. The time of 50.12 ties the school record set in 2012 when they won the state championship, which Frechette, Wilson and Villemaire were a part of.