WHS Senior Eric Kop and Sophomore Blake Saffell have both been invited to this summer's 2nd annual "All-Star Preps Team" event, presented by the Topeka Capital Journal newspaper. Kop recently placed 1st at the State 4A Track Meet at WSU in the 110M Hurdles (2nd in the 300M Hurdles), and Saffell, who has finished in the TOP 10 at every, or nearly every golf tournament this Spring, including his 5th place recent finish (out of 83 participants) at the State 4A Golf Tourney in Dodge City.
The All-Star Preps Awards Banquet will be held Thursday, June 13th at Kansas Expocentre. The event includes a sit-down dinner, awards presentation and special appearance by featured guest speaker former NFL and Kansas State wide receiver Jordy Nelson. On the night of the event, doors open at 5:45 p.m. and seating for dinner begins immediately. The event is scheduled to end at approximately 9 p.m.
The Player of the Year awards for all sports will be presented at the banquet. Male Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year will be announced along with several specialty awards. All award winners will enjoy a personal meet and greet and photo opportunity with Jordy Nelson. A special section will publish in the Sunday, June 30th edition of The Topeka Capital-Journal featuring photos, highlights and congratulations messages to student athletes.The "All-Star Preps Team" event is sponsored by Envista Credit Union and The University of Kansas Health System.
Congratulations Eric and Blake!