Taylor Briggs

Chapman High School’s Taylor Briggs runs for the championship at the 2019 Abilene Invitational.

Chapman High School’s Taylor Briggs was named the Athlete of the Year for girls cross-country recently by Sports In Kansas.

Briggs is the three-time defending state champion in Class 4A. If sports happen in the fall of 2020, Briggs will be projected to earn her fourth gold medal in the sport.

Other athletes honored by Sports in Kansas for the fall of 2019 were Rylie Cook (golf), Stanton County; Daniel Harkin (boys cross country), Manhattan; Caroline Crawford (volleyball), Lansing; Alisa Prinyarux (girls tennis), Blue Valley Northwest; Brooke Illium (girls gymnastics), Olathe Northwest; Jony Munoz (boys soccer), Olathe West and Ky Thomas (football), Topeka High.

Athletes named best in the winter sports were: John Amrein (boys swimming), St. James Academy; Blake Albers (boys bowling), Carroll; Savannah Adams (girls bowling), Junction City; Keegan Slyter (boys wrestling), Olathe North; Morgan Mayginnes (girls wrestling), Onaga; Tamar Bates (boys basketball), KC Piper and Emily Ryan (girls basketball), Central Plains.

No selections were made for the spring sports of 2020 because of the COVID-19.

Contact Ron Preston at sports@abilene-rc.com.

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