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By Bev Odom
The Red River Sun
WELLINGTON — In a virtual awards ceremony held June 28, Lady Rocket Kyla Kane earned multiple honors in the Texas Panhandle High School Sports Awards.
Named the Texas Panhandle Cross Country Athlete of the Year, Kane was also a top three finalist for the grand finale honor of the night, the Texas Panhandle Female Athlete of the Year. Kane shared the award with Canyon High School senior Chloe Callahan and Panhandle High School junior Macklynn Land.
Kane also earned recognition as an Athlete of the Month.
The Wellington High School junior won her second UIL Class 2A state cross country championship in the last three years at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Nov. 24, 2020. Kane won the Class 2A state cross country title as a freshman and was runner-up as a sophomore.
In addition, Kane earned a state gold medal in the 1600-meter run and silver medal in the 800-meter run at the 2021 UIL Class 2A state track meet on May 6 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
A USA TODAY High School Awards program, students are selected through statistical analysis, game coverage and coach and athletic director feedback.
In football, Skyrocket junior Marc Ramirez was a Texas Panhandle Sports Awards offensive honoree. As a running back, he led Wellington to a 13-1 overall 2020 record that included a run to the Class 2A Division II state semifinals. The District 4-2A D-II MVP led the Texas Panhandle in rushing yards with 2,542 yards to go with 30 touchdowns.
Congratulations to these outstanding WHS athletes.