EC's Fox, Maxwell Receive Mental Attitude Awards at Track & Field State Finals

Both also showed out in their respective competitions.

Photos provided.

(Bloomington, Ind.) - Two East Central High School student-athletes were recognized for their demeanor at the IHSAA Track & Field State Finals. 

Last Friday, Hope Fox was named the Mental Attitude Award winner at the Girls Track and Field State Finals. A day later, classmate Leo Maxwell, received the same award following the boys competition at the state finals. 

The award is given to one student-athlete per state competition that demonstrates great mental attitude toward coaches, training, teammates, opponents and officials.

Other qualifications for the Mental Attitude Award include:

  • Excel in mental attitude, athletic ability, scholarship and leadership during the four years in high school.
  • Be a state finalist participant in the sport nominated.
  • Be selected by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee.
  • Meet minimum academic requirements of one of the following:
    • a. S.A.T. of 1000 (Verbal & Math scores only) or;
    • b. A.C.T. of 21 or;
    • c. Class rank in top 25%

Fox placed 23rd in the 300 Meter Hurdles, 25th in the Long Jump and 21st as a member of East Central's 4x100 Meter Relay team. Maxwell placed 5th in the Shot Put with a throw of 59-02.75. 

As recipients of the mental attitude award, Fox and Maxwell were presented with $1,000 scholarships to East Central in their name. 

Previous Mental Attitude Award winners from East Central are:

  • 2007-08, Boys Swimming & Diving, Kyle House
  • 2007-08, Softball (4A), Kallen Hovland

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