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Congratulations to Angela Schykerynec of Orland (NS) last week's top vote-getter for MileSplit Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
Angela, a senior headed to Cal in the fall, won the weight throw competition indoors at the Simplot Games at Pocatello, Idaho. Her throw of 61-08.50 while representing Golden State Throwers, is the top weight throw in the U.S. this winter.
Angela received 31 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Y'Vette Harris, a senior at Lincoln - Stockton (SJ), was second in the voting at 13 percent, and Eliza Ayres, a sophomore at Oakland Tech (OK), received 22 percent.
Congratulations to all athletes whose performances warranted consideration in this weekly poll. And thanks to everyone who voted to support these amazing athletes.
This week, we have a sampling of the outdoor season performances, although the schedule was lighter than expected due to the strong winter storm that forced the cancellation or rescheduling of a handful of marquee meets.
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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Eliza Ayres (Oakland Tech/OK) - Eliza continued her strong February by winning the long jump (17-2.75) and the 100m hurdles (15.58/-0.4) at the Skyline Invitational at Skyline HS in Oakland.
Anise Becker (Long Beach Poly/SS) - Anise, a junior transfer from Carson (LA) where she won the LAC 300m hurdles title as a sophomore, won the 100m hurdles in a PR of 15.74 (-2.2) at the TrackRabbit Invitational at Long Beach Poly.
MacKenzie Browne (J.W. North/SS) - MacKenzie, a senior and the returning State Meet 800m champion, won the 1600m with an early-season state best 5:00.54 (U.S. No. 9) at the Thousand Oaks Invitational.
Eden Enoru (Heritage/NC) - Eden, a sophomore, won the 100m (12.90/0.8) and was part of winning 4x100m (51.69) and 4x400m (4:12.70) relay teams at the Super 7 Invitational at Ygnacio Valley HS in Concord.
Giselle Kirchner (Rocklin/SJ) - Gigi, a junior, swept the hurdles at the Glenn Poole Invitational running 16.04 (-1.6) in the 100-meter hurdles race and 48.24 in the 300m race at Oakmont HS in Roseville.
Galadriel Mellion (Weston Ranch/SJ) - Galadriel, a senior headed to Arizona State in the fall, swept the throws at the Viking Invitational going 132-4 in the discus and 40-07.50 in the shot put at Edison HS in Stockton.
Jillene Wetteland (Long Beach Poly/SS) - Jill, a sophomore, persevered through wet conditions to jump an early state-leading outdoor high jump mark of 5-6 at the TrackRabbit Invitational at Long Beach Poly HS.
Photo by James Leash