LMU Cross Country Gives Six Awards At Annual Athletics Banquet
April 14, 2011
HARROGATE, TN - Lincoln Memorial University Head Cross Country Jeremy Donahue recognized six men's and women's squad members at Wednesday night's athletics banquet held on the University's campus.
From the women's team, junior Fiona Reinecke was named team Most Valuable Player. Reinecke, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, ran consistantly as the Lady Railsplitter's top runner this season while taking a first place finish as a season highlight at the LMU Cross Country Invitational held at Wilderness Road State Park in late October.
The Most Improved award went to Lady Railsplitter junior Amber Stoerp. Originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Stoerp improved her finishing times steadily this season over the various distances the LMU women's cross country team ran in their scheduled events this season.
This year's cross country Railsplitter Award went to junior Caroline Chadwell of Harrogate, Tennessee. A graduate of nearby Middlesboro High School, Chadwell originally came to LMU as a soccer player for Head Coach Helio D'Anna but eagerly joined the Lady Railsplitter cross country team as one of eight team members. Although she took no top-10 finishes this season, her hard work and effort were an inspiration to all of her Railsplitter and Lady Railsplitter teammates.
Junior Derrick Lindsay was named the LMU men's cross country team Most Valuable Player for the 2010-11 season. A native of Talbott, Tennessee, Lindsay helped the Railsplitters win the LMU Cross Country Invitational at Wilderness Road State Park while turning in six top-40 finishes, three top-10 finishes and one medalist finish.
The LMU men's cross country Most Improved award went to freshman Bradley Maldonado. A product of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Maldonado's steady improvement helped the Railsplitters be successful this season.
The men's cross country Railsplitter Award went to sophomore Shane Curtsinger from Clarksville, Ohio. Curtsinger was another LMU cross country athlete that gave 110% both in daily runs and on the course of competition which inspired his male and female teammates.
The Lady Railsplitters return all eight members for the upcoming 2011-12 season while the Railsplitters lose only graduate student Justin Patel. Both teams will begin preseason training in mid August.