B-U’s Vincent honored with USA Today West Virginia Sports Award

Cadence Vincent

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur rising junior Cadence Vincent was honored this week with the USA Today West Virginia High School Sports Award.

Vincent won the award in girls swimming.

This past year as a sophomore, she won two individual championships at the state meet (the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle) and set state marks in both.

Her top times in the state are 23.11 in the 50-yard freestyle and 50.39 in the 100-yard freestyle.

She was named First Team All-State for her efforts.

The 2020-21 West Virginia high school sports winners will move on to the national USA Today High School Sports Award show and will compete for top honors against other statewide winners across the country. Winners will be revealed during the awards show on Aug. 5 at 8 p.m.

The show will be hosted by Michael Strahan and Rob Gronkowski.

2020-21 West Virginia USA Today High School

Sports Award Winners

Baseball – Grant Hussey (Parkersburg South)

Basketball (Boys) – Mason Pinkett (George Washington)

Basketball (Girls) – Marley Washenitz (Fairmont Senior)

Cheerleading – Kamryn Miller (Wheeling Park)

Cross Country (Boys) – Josh Edwards (University)

Cross Country (Girls) – Irene Riggs (Morgantown)

Football (Offense) – Keon Padmore (Spring Mills)

Football (Defense) – Zeiqui Lawton (South Charleston)

Golf (Boys) – Todd Duncan (Shady Spring)

Golf (Girls) – Molly McLean (Parkersburg)

Soccer (Boys) – Coleman Meredith (Wheeling Park)

Soccer (Girls) – Gracelynn Hanna (Wheeling Park)

Softball – Rielly Lucas (Cabell Midland)

Swimming (Boys) – Henry Sheils (Huntington)

Swimming (Girls) – Cadence Vincent (Buckhannon-Upshur)

Tennis (Boys) – A.J. Mercer (Huntington)

Tennis (Girls) – Rachel Ekanem (Linsly)

Track and Field (Boys) – Frank Amore (Washington)

Track and Field (Girls) – Lily Haught (Hurricane)

Volleyball – Chylyn Pate (Greenbrier East)

Wrestling – Blake Boyers (East Fairmont)

Team of the Year – Wahama Softball

Coach of the Year – Lonnie Lucas (Huntington Girls Basketball)

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