The cross country team celebrated its season at a recent banquet.
Ursuline — and its top runner Elise Welch — finished second at state. The Bears (91 points) finished behind Houston St. Agnes (20 points). Elise finished in 12:17, only nine seconds behind state champion Jackie Cruz, a senior from St. Agnes.
The award winners:
Varsity MVP: Senior Elise Welch
Heart Award: Sophomore Sophie Anderson
JV MVP: Freshman Caroline Cohen
Most Improved Newcomer: Junior Kate Zansler
Most Improved Returnee: Junior Tia Taylor
Most Dedicated: Sophomore Anna Fent
Newcomer of the Year: Sophomore Julia Elias
Sportsmanship Award: Freshman Katherine Reynolds
Coaches' Award: Junior Marissa Ovenshire