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Congratulations to Marjourie Lopez, a senior at Shadow Hills (SS), last week's top vote-getter for MileSplit Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
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.
Lopez received 38 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Mikaela Warr, a junior at Canyon Country Canyon (SS) was second in the voting with 23 percent of the vote, and Amirah Shaheed, a junior at Madison (SD) received 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 select 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.
This week, our focus is exclusively on performances from the CA Winter Track and Field Championships held on Feb. 4 at Arcadia HS. There were so many outstanding performances that it's unfortunate we are limited to just eight options.
Check out the resumes below and then make sure to vote in the FanPower module at the bottom of the page. Here's where you decide the performer of the meet.
As always, voting closes Friday at 9 p.m.
WHO YA GOT?
This week's candidates (listed alphabetically by last name)
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Janelle Avilez (Etiwanda/SS) - Janelle, a senior, rolled to victory in the 1500 meter run, clocking a meet record time of 4:29.45, breaking the previous standard of 4:30.55. Her time is more than a 24-second improvement from a year ago when she placed sixth.
Payton Godsey (Oaks Christian/SS) - Payton, a junior, ran a 1600-meter anchor split of 4:53.6 as the Lions DMR team of Grace Geyer, Raya Rodriguez, Eleanor Borchard, and Godsey stopped the clock at 11:47.11 to crush the meet record by more than 30 seconds while running one of the fastest times in state history.
Y'Vette Harris (Lincoln/SJ) - Y'Vette, a senior, won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.57 - a year after placing third in 9.00 - and avenged a loss in the pentathlon, winning the day-long five-event competition by 11 points. Her 3371 points is a yearly improvement of 468 points.
Alyssa Hope (King/SS) - Alyssa, a senior and defending CIF-State triple jump champion, swept the horizontal jumps, winning the long jump with a best of 19-9 and the triple jump with a best of 39-10.
Meagan Humphries (Castaic/SS) - Meagan, a junior, cleared 5 feet 10.50 inches to win the high jump and shatter the previous meet record of 5-5. She also won the 300-meter dash in 38.20, missing that meet record by 0.08 seconds.
Samira Kennedy (Castilleja/CC) - Samira, a senior, extended her winter-best time in the 600m with a 1:33.42 clocking for the title. It is the second-fastest time for the event winner in the seven-year history of the meet..
Marjourie Lopez (Shadow Hills/SS) - Marjourie, a senior, dropped more than eight seconds from her previous winter best to win the 3000-meter run by 12 seconds in 10:02.88. It is the second-fastest time recorded in the seven-year history of the meet.
Reign Redmond (Carson/LA) - Reign, a senior, swept the short sprints, setting meet records in both the 60m dash (7.38) and 1500m (17.69). He time in the 60 is 0.12 faster than the previous record, and her 150 time is 0.42 faster than the previous meet standard.
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