RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas –
Randolph High School honored three athletes of the year and other star performers at the school's annual athletic banquet Friday.
Mike Schoenrock, Jayla McArthur and Jenovia Morrison were named Athletes of the Year. The three were among 150 Randolph athletes who were recognized for lettering in their sports at the banquet along side the Lady Ro-Hawk track team.
Schoenrock, a senior, was selected as the male Athlete of the Year by the RHS coaches.
He lettered in three sports for the Ro-Hawks, football, track and field and powerlifting, and was a manager for the boys basketball team. He was an all-district defensive end and tackle in football and was a regional qualifier in powerlifting.
Randolph athletic director and head football coach Pete Wesp said the Athlete of the Year awards recognize individuals for things they do beyond the playing field.
"Every year, we select Athletes of the Year on their character, leadership qualities and how they handle themselves in school," Wesp said. "They are role model athletes."
Jayla McArthur and Jenovia Morrison were named the female Co-Athletes of the Year. Both were members of Lady Ro-Hawks track team, who won their second straight Class 2A state title on May 12 in Austin.
In her third trip to the state meet, McArthur, a junior, won gold medals in the four events she competed in - the long jump, the 400 meter run and the 400 and 1,600 meter relays. McArthur's first place finish helped the Lady Ro-Hawks win the state title by two points over Woodville.
Randolph girls track coach Misty Kinsey said McArthur put on an unbelievable performance at the state meet.
"When you win four medals at state, it is an amazing feat," Kinsey said. "She has medaled in every event she has participated in at state during the last three years."
McArthur has nine medals - six gold, two silver and one bronze - to show for her three years at state.
Morrison, a senior, ran on the third legs of both the 400 and 1,600 meter relay teams, earning gold medals in both events. During her high school career, she was a multi-sport standout for the Lady Ro-Hawks.
Ms. Morrison was a state qualifier in cross country, captain of the volleyball team, a two-year letterman in basketball and a three-time state qualifier in track.
The Lady Ro-Hawk track team was honored at the banquet for their record breaking two seasons. The team is believed to be the first San Antonio area track team, since 1989, to repeat as state champions.
"It is a little surreal to repeat as state champions," Kinsey said. "It is something that is done rarely - that is quite an accomplishment."
Of the nine Lady Ro-Hawks who made the trip to state this year, six of them will be returning next year, but Kinsey said the three seniors who are graduating, Leah Solomon and the two Morrison sisters, Jenovia and Jenada, will be hard to replace.
"We will have some pretty big shoes to fill, but we have some freshmen who are stepping up," Ms. Kinsey said. "We will see. The kids work hard. We got some girls who would like nothing more than to have the medals themselves. We have a really good group of eighth graders coming up."