'23 TRACK and FIELD PERFORMER OF THE WEEK POLL
Congratulations to Emily Psarras of Mission Viejo (SS) this week's top vote-getting for MileSplit Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
Emily, a University of Arizona-bound senior who was the CIF-Southern Section Masters runner-up and placed seventh at the State Meet as a junior, won the long jump competition at the annual LEAP Fest Jumps-Only Showcase, hitting 18-10.25 in the event at Mater Dei HS.
Emily received 45 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Mikaela Warr, a junior sprinter at Canyon Country Canyon (SS) was second in the voting at 32 percent, and Aspen Fears, a junior pole vaulter at Vista Murrieta (SS) was third with 14 percent of the vote.
Congratulations to all athletes whose performance warranted consideration in last week's poll and thanks to everyone who voted.
Each week we will selected seven or eight top performers from the previous week/weekend and put them on the line for you to select the CA T&F Performer of the Week.
Check out the resumes below and then make sure to vote in the FanPower module at the bottom of the page. As always, voting closes Friday at 9 p.m.
So we've gotta ask: WHO YA GOT?
This week's candidates (listed alphabetically by last name)
(Athletes compete unattached or as part of a club in the winter season. School affiliations are included for identification purposes.)
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Janelle Avilez (Etiwanda/SS) - Janelle, a senior, has run the two fastest 1500-meter times so far this winter, following up her CA-best 4:40.56 with a 4:44.29 at the Arcadia Winter Championships Qualifier.
Sadie Engelhardt (Ventura/SS) - Sadie, a sophomore, opened her 2023 track season running 4:47.55 to win the invitational mile race at the Spokane HS Invitational in Washington.
Alyssa Hope (Martin Luther King/SS) - Alyssa, a senior who won the triple jump and placed second in the long jump at the CIF-State Finals last May, opened her 2023 track season with a 38-6 triple jump and 18-1 long jump at the Rancho Cucamonga Winter Championship Qualifier.
Gioana Lopizzo (La Costa Canyon/SD) - Gioana, a junior, rolled to the fastest 3K in CA so far this winter, running 9:52.74 at the Arcadia Winter Championships Qualifier meet.
Jathiyah Muhammad (Dublin/NC) - Jathiyah, a junior and defending CIF-State pole vault champion competing for the San Jose TC, was the top CA girl at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, clearing 12-10 in the elite high school division.
Lahela Ray (Calabasas/SS) - Lahela, a junior competing for Code Black Elite at the Spokane HS Indoor Invitational, placed second in the 60 meters (7.77) and teamed with her sister Zoe, Arielle McKenzie, and Braylon Holmes to win the 4x400 relay in 3:54.45.
Mikaela Warr (Canyon Country Canyon/SS) - Mikaela, a junior, continued to impress this winter with fast times for 60 meters (7.86) and 150m (18.81) at the Arcadia Winter Championship Qualifier.
Maya Woolforde (JSerra/SS) - Maya, a freshman, took over the CA winter season lead in the 300 meters at 39.58 to run away from the field at the Arcadia Winter Championships Qualifier.
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