Seniors Camryn Bristow and Dorian Hardin received Oak Harbor High School’s Athlete of the Year awards for 2018-19.
Bristow and Hardin not only excelled this year but produced solid careers both in the sports arena and classroom.
Bristow graduated with a 3.928 grade point average and Hardin with a 3.827.
The Athletes of the Year are determined by a vote of the school’s varsity coaches.
Bristow earned seven varsity letters — four in volleyball and three in track — during her four years at Oak Harbor High School. She was the only member of the class of 2019 to letter in volleyball as a freshman, receiving the Most Improved award at the end of the season.
This past season, she was named second-team, all-Western Conference, led the Wildcats to a state berth, won a state sportsmanship award and served as team captain.
As a junior, she was a Wesco honorable mention selection and floor captain.
Bristow’s name is all over the Oak Harbor High School volleyball record board, evidence of her ability to shine in every position on the court.
Despite being only 5-feet, 6-inches tall, Bristow developed into a formidable hitter, placing fifth in career kills.
She is second in career digs and third in season digs, and she is second in career aces after producing the third and fourth best single-season marks.
“She is a quiet leader, who is goal-oriented and motivated to succeed,” volleyball coach Kerri Molitor said. “There are not many 5-6 outside hitters in volleyball, but she was one of the best. She may not be the biggest athlete on the court or field, but she puts her mind and her heart into all that she does.
“I’m sure she will do great things as she begins the next chapter in her life.”
In track, Bristow was second-team, all-Wesco in the javelin as a senior and junior; she was honorable mention as a sophomore.
She was named the Oak Harbor High School Thrower of the Year for the girls track team this spring.
Hardin collected seven varsity letters — three in football, two in basketball and two in track.
This football season he was a team captain and named to the all-Western Conference first team as both an offensive and defensive back.
As a junior, he earned all-league, first-team and all-state honors on defense. He was a second-team, all-conference defensive back as a sophomore.
In addition, Hardin was named to the Everett Herald’s all-area team on defense twice.
He finished his football career among Oak Harbor’s all-time leaders in carries, yardage, touchdowns and interceptions.
This past basketball season, he was named to the all-Wesco second team after being honorable mention as a junior.
Hardin did not compete in track this year but collected several honors in the past. He was all-Wesco first team and a state participant as a sophomore and junior.
“He is a very gifted athlete who has the rare combination of not only being very athletic but also being a very hard worker,” football and track coach Jay Turner said. “He is a coach’s dream due to his athletic ability and desire to always get better.”