Chelsea Peterson (Senior) - Girls Track & Field:
Female athlete of the month for May is Chelsea Peterson for Girls Track, Chelsea is a Senior. Coach Mike Kuhn nominated Chelsea, her accomplishments are :
Accomplishments: Throughout her six year varsity career, Chelsea has continued to pursue and accomplish excellence on the track and in the field. She has been the leading scorer on our team for the past four years, and in the month of May, solidified that accomplishment. She qualified for state in six events. In the WDA Meet, Chelsea was 2nd in the 200 meters, 2nd in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and 3rd in the Javelin; scoring 30 of our team’s 96 points. At the state meet, Chelsea placed 2nd in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. In the 100 hurdles, she was .01 seconds away from winning a state championship. She also placed 7th in the javelin at the state meet. She scored 18 of our team’s 43 points at the state meet. She is the “ultimate Brave”. I have never coached a more tenacious competitor, who can do so many things in track and field. At the same time, she is one of those athletes that is willing to do what it takes to get better. She is the first one to practice, and the last one to leave, day in, day out. Throughout the season, I have come to know from other coaches, just how much they respect and admire Chelsea’s determination, competitiveness, and sociality. I think that speaks volumes for her character.
Other athletes nominated for the month of May were Caitlin Cordova, 11, Jacey Wilson, 10, Samantha Bussman, 9, Parker Harm, 11, Gabe Meschke, 10 .
Colten Murphy (Junior) – Boys Golf:
MAR CLUB Male athlete of the month for May is Junior, Colten Murphy for Boys Golf. Coach Dean Johs nominted Colten and here are his accomplishments:
Colton put his mark on the end of the season in Boys Golf, accomplishing things that have not happened in Mandan Golf for a long time. Colton broke thru with his first tournament victory at the St. Mary’s Invite at Hawktree firing a 76. Ten days later he added another individual title by winning the West Region Tournament at Jamestown Country Club, shooting an even par 72. I be those are the first individual medalist from Mandan High in Boys or Girls Golf in well over a decade. In doing so he also earned ALL WDA and ALL WEST REGIONAL Teams; and he was selected by KFYRTV for their Sports Honor Roll. These victories set him up as one of the favorites going into the State Tournament June 3 and 4.
These individual accomplishments are just one way he has added our Golf Team…. He is constantly leading the team in putting in extra hours on the course or at the range, and he almost always brings a teammate or two along with him. He has been the model of hard work, commitment and drive to raise his game to higher levels and bringing others along with him. Often he can be found working with a younger teammate or middle school golfer, giving them tips and helping with their game.
It is with these accomplishments and many more that he was unanimously chosen as the Most Valuable Athlete and should be an most deserving candidate for Athlete of the Month.