Ryan High School track and cross country stand out, Juliet Spangler, has been named the Chickasha-Duncan Area Girls Spring Sports Athlete of the Month by VYPE magazine.
The award is sponsored by Arvest Bank.
The honor was determined by on line voting and Spangler received 11,509 votes – well ahead of Bridge Creek soccer star Skyli Lassiter who garnered 8,475 votes.
Spangler was one of four Cowgirls that participated in track this spring and she qualified for state in the 3,200-meters and helped anchor the 3,200-meter relay team that also qualified for the state meet.
Not only was Spangler a key participant on the Cowgirl track squad this past spring, but she also was a member of the Ryan cross country team last fall that became the first team from Ryan to qualify for state in the sport. The Cowgirls were regional runner up in cross country last fall.
Spangler is a four-sport participant for Ryan as she was a starter on the Cowgirl basketball team and the fast-pitch softball squad.
In all four sports, her dad, Steve, is the coach. The Cowgirl athlete credits her family’s support for helping spur her improvement over the course of this past track season in particular.
Spangler is not only an outstanding athlete, but she is also active in academic and other extra-curricular activities. She is a member of the Beta Club, FCCLA club and was an officer for her sophomore class.
“She always puts team ahead of self,” her dad, Steve, told VYPE magazine.
Spangler will be a junior for the Cowgirls next fall.