Because our student-athletes are so talented and accomplished, it’s sometimes difficult week-to-week to distinguish one’s performance over other’. But this week’s athlete of the week is pretty much a no-brainer.
Not unlike the Outstanding Female Athlete award at Saturday’s annual Lebanon County Track and Field Championships was.
Not only did Reagan Hess steal the show at Lebanon High School, she dominated it. The freshman phenom from Annville-Cleona was the county coaches’ unanimous selection as the meet’s OA.
Using her special speed, Hess won every event she entered, and established two new Lebanon County standards in the process. Hess finished first in the long jump, the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and anchored the Little Dutchmen’s victorious 400-meter relay team.
Hess’s winning time of 25.5 in the 200 was the fastest ever run by a female athlete in the Lebanon County Track and Field Championships. Then Hess combined her talents with those of teammates Tori Malloy, Timeshah Clark and Veronica Merone to set a new local record of 50.2 seconds in the four-by-one.
With the big scholastic track and field meets on the horizon, it should be interesting to see how Hess fares as the competition heightens.
– Jeff Falk