May 2017 AOM

May 2017 Athletes of the Month
Posted on 06/12/2017

The Mules Booster Club has named incoming sophomore Khelie Spence and Humza Siddiqui of the Class of 2017 the Poplar Bluff High School Athletes of the Month for May.

Humza led the Mules Tennis team to its second district championship title. He ended the season with a doubles record of 11-2 and a singles record of 18-3, bringing his career total to 56-17, a school record. He won the Poplar Bluff Invitational, and was a finalist at the Farmington Invitational before rain prevented the final match. He finished second in singles at the individual district tournament, qualifying for sectionals. With an 11.79 GPA, Humza was No. 3 in his class.

“Humza has been a joy to coach,” his coach Charles Harper said. “He is a true leader, always stepping up to help younger teammates.”

Khelie is the first female at PBHS to make All-State at the Missouri Class 5 track and field meet. She made All-Conference in the 100 and 300 hurdle, as well as the 4x2 and the 4x4; All-District in the 100 and 300 hurdle, plus the 4x1; and she was named the Class 5 Sectional 1 100 hurdle champion. In the classroom, the maintains a 11.143 GPA, the 19th rank in her grade level.

“Khelie is a great addition,” her coach Beth Lewis-Muse said. “She has a positive attitude and is always willing to step in and do what is needed.”

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Cutline: Presenting the awards to Khelie Spence and Humza Siddiqui on Wednesday, June 7, is Booster Club member Brian Taylor.

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