Mott/Regent’s Abby Honeyman wins Southwest Female Athlete of the Year

When you take a look at her athletic resume’ this year, its hard to make a case against Mott/Regent’s Senior Abby Honeyman claiming the Southwest Female Athlete of the Year award.

Abby Honeyman
Abby Honeyman

Posted May 23, 2014

By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor | cbenz@countrymedia.net

 

When you take a look at her athletic resume’ this year, its hard to make a case against Mott/Regent’s Senior Abby Honeyman claiming the Southwest Female Athlete of the Year award. Well there wasn’t an argument, and Honeyman was awarded the honor.

The vote by coaches was held the morning of the regional competition and announced at the end of it.

“I was surprised and really happy, and thankful,” Honeyman said. “It was fun to see my coach’s reaction to it too.”

After a hamstring injury that lingered from last season to early this year Honeyman took a meet off to rest up. After the short break she was back to 100%.

A multi sport athlete Honeyman, excelled greatly in Track this year.

Honeyman placed first in the 110M Hurdles seven times this year, all times were state qualifying. She has four first place finishes in the 300M Hurdles with three of those times being state qualifiers. She has placed first once in each of the Triple Jump, Long Jump, 100M Dash and the 200M Dash.

She qualified for the state meet in the Triple Jump, Long Jump and the 100M Dash. Overall she had 19 different state qualifying times or distances.

Honeyman also set, and broke the Wildfire record for the Long Jump three times this season. Her best distance of 17’2” was achieved at the Last Chance Meet on May 13.

The senior athlete also set a Southwest Regional record in the 300M Hurdles with a time of 47.58.

Among her first place accolades she also has six second place finishes, two third place finishes, one fourth place finish and two fifth place finishes.

“Never ever give up even when you fail. It’s not a fail, it’s just you didn’t meet what your goal was. Always push through that and get back up. Keep trying your hardest and always try to get your goals,” Honeyman said.

Honeyman plans on taking her talents to Dickinson State University next fall, but first she’ll have her shot at making some noise at this year’s state track meet in Bismarck.

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