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Congratulations to Reign Redmond of Carson (LA) the top vote-getter for MileSplit Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Winter.
Reign, a senior and the CIF-State defending champion in the 100-meter dash, swept the short sprints at the CA Winter Championships, setting meet records in both the 60m dash (7.38) and 150m (17.69). Her time in the 60m is 0.12 faster than the previous record, and her 150 time is 0.42 faster than the previous meet standard. Earlier this winter she warmed up by sweeping both short sprints at the Redondo WCQ going 7.60 for 60m and 17.02 for 150m. Compared nationally with times mostly achieved indoors, Reign's 60m ranks U.S. No. 6.
Reign received an overwhelming 66 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Alyssa Hope, a senior at King (SS), was second in the voting at 13 percent.
Congratulations to all athletes who crushed the winter season with performances that warranted consideration in polls over the last six weeks. And thanks to everyone who voted to support these amazing athletes.
This week, we have a sampling of the outdoor season, which launched in some sections of CA, and some true indoor performances.
Check out the resumes below and then make sure to vote in the FanPower module at the bottom of the page. That is where you decide the top girls athlete track and field athlete of the week.
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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Saige Acosta (Mater Dei/SS) - Saige, a sophomore, swept the sprints at the Mater Dei Invitational, winning the 100m in 12.72 (0.3) and the 200m in 26.52 (0.6).
Eliza Ayres (Oakland Tech/OK) - Eliza, a sophomore, won the long jump (17-2) and the 100m hurdles (15.48/0.4), and placed second in the 100m (12.93/-0.9) at the Grizzly Invitational at San Lorenzo HS.
April Fontenette (Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks/SS) - April, a senior and the returning State discus throw runner-up, opened her outdoor season with a shot put PR of 42-6 and a discus throw of 150-10, her fourth career DT of 150-plus.
Y'Vette Harris (Lincoln/SJ) - Y'Vette, a senior, continued her strong winter, following up her double-title performance at the CA Winter Championships with a victory in the 60m hurdles (8.69) indoors at the the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho.
Galadriel Mellion (Weston Ranch/SJ) - Galadriel, a senior, swept the throws the Coach Caccavo Memorial meet at Pittsburg HS, going 148-0 in the discus and 39-10.50 in the shot put.
Cate Peters (Monte Vista/NC) - Cate, a senior, opened her outdoor season by winning the 100m (12.47) and the 200m (25.24) at the Grizzly Invitational at San Lorenzo HS.
Alaya Robinson (Etiwanda/SS) - Alaya, a junior, won the long jump (18-3) and the triple jump (38-0.50) at the Ontario Relays.
Angela Schykerynec (Orland/SS) - Angela, a senior, won the weight throw competing indoors at the Simplot Games at Pocatello, Idaho.
Photo by Raymond Tran