Track and field: Wales, Fuller earn MVP honors from A-B-E

Ashby-Brandon-Evansville awards sophomore and freshman its top honor.

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Award winners from the Ashby-Brandon-Evansville track and field team in 2022 included, left to right, Lucea Wales, Most Valuable, Heart of a Champion; Kaleb Fuglseth, Most Improved; Logan Haburn, Heart of a Champion, Newcomer Award; Micah Fuller, Most Valuable; and Katrina Buchholz, Most Improved. Not pictured is Hope Rovang, Newcomer Award.
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The Ashby-Brandon-Evansville track and field program gave out seasonal awards to certain team members following the conclusion of the 2022 season.

Leading the way in the awards were sophomore Lucea Wales and freshman Micah Fuller, who won the Most Valuable Athlete awards.

Wales was not even in track and field until her freshman season. One year later, she qualified for the Class A state meet in three events, overcoming facilities obstacles that some of the smallest teams in the state have to deal with without the use of a fully functional track within the program.

Wales was an all-state athlete by making the finals in three events (long jump, 300m hurdles and 200m dash) at the state meet at St. Michael-Albertville High School. At the state meet, Wales finished third in the 300m hurdles, seventh in the 200m dash and eighth place in the long jump. Wales also won A-B-E’s Heart of a Champion Award.

At the Section 6A boys meet, Fuller finished 11th in the 110m hurdles and 13th 300m hurdles.

Eighth-grader Kaleb Fuglseth was named the most improved athlete on the boys team, while senior Katrina Buchholz earned the award on the girls side. Buchholz finished in eighth place at the section meet in the discus throw.


On the boys side, sophomore Logan Haburn took home the team’s Heart of a Champion Award and the Newcomer of the Year Award. At the section meet, Haburn finished seventh in the 100m dash and 14th in the 200m dash.

Seventh-graderHope Rovang was the winner of the newcomer of year award for the girls team.

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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