'23 TRACK and FIELD PERFORMER OF THE WEEK POLL
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Congratulations to Payton Smith , a junior at La Jolla (SD), and Christina Gray, a freshman at Carson (LA), this week's co-top vote-getters for MileSplit Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
For the first time, we have a voting tie in our Athlete of the Week poll where both Christina and Payton received 34 percent of the vote in a statewide poll.
Christina, a freshman, won the 60m (7.64), placed second in the long jump (18-3.75), and third in the 150m (18.28) at the Los Alamitos Winter Qualifier.
Payton, a junior, won the 150 (18.42) and 300m (39.69) and anchored her Havoc TC 4x200m team (1:44.66) at the Great Oak Winter Qualifying meet.
Iliana Downing, a junior at La Costa Canyon (SD), was second in the voting receiving 21 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)
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Niya Clayton (Oaks Christian/SS) - Niya, a junior, won the 60-meter hurdles (9.18) and the 150-meter dash (18.81) at the Simi Valley Winter Qualifier.
Meagan Humphries (Castaic/SS) - Meagan, a junior, won the long jump (17-1) and the 300 meters (39.24), and she placed second in the 150 meters (18.23) at the Redondo Winter Qualifier. Meagan's 300m time is the fastest in CA this winter.
Marjourie Lopez (Shadow Hills/SS) - Marjourie, a senior, dropped nearly 10 seconds from her previous best in the 3000 meters, running a CA winter-leading time of 10:11.01 at the Vista Murrieta Winter Qualifier.
Kailah McKenzie (Orange Vista/SS) - Kailia, a senior, won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.93 at the Vista Murrieta Winter Qualifier. That is the fastest time in CA this winter.
Reign Redmond (Carson/LA) - Reign, a senior, won both the 60-meter dash (7.60) and the 150-meter dashs (17.92) at the Redondo Winter Qualifier. Reign's 150m time is the fastest in CA this winter.
Amirah Shaheed (Madison/SD) - Amirah, a junior, won the 60-meter dash (7.85) and the 150-meter dash (18.54) at the Vista Murrieta Winter Qualifier.
Mikaela Warr (Canyon Country Canyon/SS) - Mikaela, a junior, won both the 60-meter dash (7.52) and 150-meter dash (18.21) at the Arcadia Winter Qualifier. Her 60m mark is the fastest in CA this winter.
Vote for the CA Girls Track and Field Performer of the Week (Jan. 22-28)
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