Coed Varsity Cross Country · Ritenour Husky Cross Country Newsletter – Last Night we Celebrated our Successes at our Annual Awards Banquet

After a spectacular season that provided us with many phenomenal performances we celebrated those successes yesterday evening at our annual Husky Cross Country Awards Banquet.

The Husky’s season officially ended on November 9 at the Missouri State Cross Country Championships where Senior Joe Kipper became the first Ritenour athlete in 9 years to qualify for the championships. It was a fitting end to the season, not just for Joe, but for a team that broke several school records, won many medals, and comprised the largest men’s and women’s team in several years. After 3 months of dedication and hard work many members of the team walked (or ran) home with several well deserved honors.

Here is a run down of last night’s awardees and their accomplishments this season…

Women’s Team

Sportsmanship Award – Cheyenne Simmons (SB Time of 33:23)

Hardest Worker – Jazmine Brevik

Most Valuable Newcomer – Reina Richmond (SB time of 24:34, 2-time medalist)

Most Improved – Morgan VanMeter (SB time of 26:27, dropped 12 minutes during season)

MVP – Jazmine Brevik (SB time of 23:11, 3-time medalist, 34th at Districts, school record at Ft. Zumwalt North and St. Vincent Park)

Men’s Team

Sportsmanship Award – Ben Weissler

Hardest Worker – Ben Weissler (SB time of 16:45, 5-time medalist, all-conference, all-district, School Record at Ft. Zumwalt North and St. Vincent Park)

Most Valuable Newcomer – Amirion Saffold (SB time of 18:24, 1-time medalist)

Most Improved – Dominic House (SB time of 26:17, improved 10 minutes during season)

MVP – Joe Kipper (SB time of 16:45, 6-time medalist, all-conference, all-district, all-sectional, School record at the New McNair Park Course, Parkway Central and Gans Creek State Course)


Congratulations to all of you on a great season huskies! Through hard work and determination we had a season to remember!

On another note, we will begin voluntary off-season conditioning for mid-distance and distance athletes on the track team after school next week! Schedule will follow.


All the best,

Coach Aitken & Coach Dahlquist