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  • 2014 Spring Sports Superlatives: Outstanding Athlete

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  • Whitney Snow
    Camdenton Soccer-senior
    Record breaking 143 point and 59 goal season
    For the second consecutive season, the outstanding athlete of the spring goes to a Camdenton High School girls’ soccer player. The Lakers had many good players on this year’s 18-5-1 squad, but one especially stood out.
    Senior Whitney Show set a single season state record this year with 143 points, surpassing the prior mark of 142 points set by Whitney Smith of Platte County in 2010. Points are tallied for an individual in soccer by either scoring a goal, which counts as two points, or making an assist, which is one point. Snow recorded 59 goals, which was a single season school record, while adding 25 assists in her final campaign for the Lakers. Of her 59 goals, eight of them were game winners.
    Her dominance on the pitch is best brought out by the disparity with which she won the points contest. The young woman who came in second in points this season had 56, a gap of 87 points.
    Snow was named the All-Region Offensive Player of the Year by the Missouri High School Soccer Coaches’ Association in addition to being on the All-Region team as a forward.
    Honorable mentions
    Sara Rhine
    Eldon track and field - junior
    Sara Rhine has made this list for the second straight year after finding a way to best her sophomore season as a junior.
    Rhine not only brought home three medals from the Class 3 state track and field meet, including a championship in the high jump, but she set a new Class 3 record in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 7 3/4 inches.
    The entire state will be watching to see what Rhine does for a closing act in her senior season, which could include breaking her own high jump record at the 2015 state track and field meet, as she attempted to clear 5-8 1/2 at this year’s meet.
    McKenzie Wright
    Camdenton track and field - senior
    Camdenton High School’s girls’ track and field team had a good season, sending six girls to the Class 4 state track and field meet to compete in four events. Among them was senior McKenzie Wright, who has made sure that she will be remembered for years to come in Laker track and field.
    Last year Wright was on the list of athletes to watch for this season because of her top five placement in the state in both the high jump and triple jump. Wright went into this season with a ton of potential and opportunity to prove that hype was deserved.
    All Wright did was show what  a force she is in the field events, as her campaign culminated at the state meet in Jefferson City. There, Wright won third-place medals in both the high jump and triple jump.
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