POLL Girls Track and Field Performer of the Week

Congratulations to Alyssa Hope of King (SS) last week's top vote-getter for MileSplit Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

Alyssa, a senior, set state-leading marks in both the long jump (20-3.25) and triple jump (40-3), placed second in the high jump (5-6), and anchored the 4x100m relay team to a CA-leading time of 47.48 at the Mt. Carmel Invitational.

Alyssa received 62 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Y'Vette Harris, a senior at Lincoln-Stockton (SJ), was second with 28 percent.

Congratulations to all athletes whose performances warrant consideration in this weekly poll. And thanks to everyone who voted to support these amazing athletes.

Who's next?

This week, we have a deep mix of seven outstanding outdoor performances from which you can choose. No easy choices, as is always the case in the ultra-competitive Golden State.

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 track and field athlete of the week.

As always, voting closes Friday at 9 p.m.


This week's candidates

(listed alphabetically by last name)

Sadie Engelhardt (Ventura/SS) - Sadie, a sophomore, took over the 800-meter national lead with a 2:06.71 tour of the CIF-State Meet track to defend her West Coast Relays title at Buchanan HS in Clovis.

Jada Gatlin (Mission Viejo/SS) - Jada, a senior, took over the CA lead in the triple jump with a 40-8 (nwi) jump - one inch off her lifetime best - to win the competition at the Trabuco Hills Invitational in Mission Viejo.

Meagan Humphries (Castic/SS) - Meagan, a junior, was a triple winner in just her second outdoor meet of the season, winning the 200m n an all-conditions CA No. 1 time of 24.04 (2.5), the 400m (56.27) and the long jump (19-9.5) at the Trabuco Hills Invitational in Mission Viejo. 

Grace Hutchison (Buchanan/CS) - Grace, a senior, won the 1600 meters in 4:49.49, placed second in the 800m (2:21.90) and ran a leg on the state-leading 4x800m relay team (9:27.28) at the West Coast Relays at Buchanan HS in Clovis. 

Reign Redmond (Carson/LA) - Reign, a senior, took over the CA lead in the 100-meter dash with an 11.49 (1.9) performance during the prelims at the Texas Relays in Austin. The returning State Meet champion in this event ran 11.56 in the final for fifth place in an event the produced five of the fastest 12 marks in the U.S. so far this outdoor season.

Mari Testa (Campolindo/NC) - Mari, a senior, was a double-winner at the West Coast Relays at Buchanan HS in Clovis running a CA No. 8 time of 14.65 (-1.1) in the 100m hurdles, and a CA No. 10 wind-legal 100m time of 11.99 (1.8), a PR. 

Sydnie Vanek (Clovis/CS) - Sydnie, a senior, took over the national wind-legal lead in the long jump with a 20-2 (-0.7) performance while also dropping sprint PRs of 12.18 (1.8) for 100m and 25.10 (1.1) for 200m at the West Coast Relays at Buchanan HS in Clovis.