Our Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week for this week is Kyleigh Werner, a member of the cross country and golf teams at South Central High School.
Kyleigh had a weekend most student/athletes could only dream of, winning the Class A Division of the gigantic New Prairie Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday after playing in the Girls Golf Sectional on Friday and being named Homecoming Queen on Friday night.
The veteran senior was a first year member of the golf team and shot a respectable 114 on the rugged BeachWood course in LaPorte. After being crowned Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Satellites football game on Friday night, she got up early on Saturday to win her third consecutive New Prairie championship.
Her cross country championship didn’t come easy, having to come from back in the pack in the last half mile to finish in her season-best time of 19:30.
Her golf coach, Jud Tolmen, and cross country coach, her Mother, Rachel Werner, agreed that her joining golf for the first time gave her a relief from running and made her more effective on the course.
An outstanding classroom student, Kyleigh is hopeful of advancing out of the cross country Sectional this year, just as she did in the track Sectional last Spring.
Kyleigh is the daughter of Dwayne and Rachel Werner and will be featured next week here on the “Saturday Sportsline with Nathan Welter” on K99.3 and will have a featured picture and story on wkvi.com.
Congratulations to Kylie Werner of South Central High School, our “Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week”