POLL Girls Track and Field Performer of the Week

Congratulations to Mackenzie Browne of J.W. North (left) and Meagan Humphries of Castaic (right) last week's co-top vote-getters for MileSplit Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

Last week our athlete of the meet poll focused exclusively on top performances from the Arcadia Invitational. With so many outstanding efforts from which to choose, it comes as no surprise that y'all out there voting could not settle on just one athlete. So this week, for only the second time in the history of this poll, we have a tie with senior Mackenzie Browne of Riverside North and junior Meagan Humphries from Castaic each receiving 22 percent of the vote!

Mackenzie, a senior, ran a meet record 800-meter time of 2:03.07 to win a super-fast race where she beat the previous record-holder as three girls ran under the old MR of 2:05.42. Browne's time is a 5.61-second improvement on her previous PR and a CA No. 3 all-time performance in the two-lap race.

Meagan, a junior, had a U.S. No. 3 wind-legal triple jump of 39-9.50 (0.4) to win the invitational section. She also tied the CA lead with a 5-8 high jump clearance of second place in the invite section, and somewhere between the sun rays found time to go 19-2.25 in the long jump.

Hanne Thomsen, a sophomore from Montgomery (NC) was third in the voting at 17 percent, and Hannah Riggins, a senior at Del Norte (SD) also received a double-figure percentage of the vote at 12 percent.

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

This week, we have eight more jaw-dropping performances from girls in the 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)

Adonijah Currie (Quartz Hill/SS) - Adonijah, a senior, won the 400m in 54.14, and placed second in the 200m in 23.80 (2.7) at the Mt. SAC Relays. Both are season-best times with the 200m time ranking as an all-conditions CA No. 1 and the 400m ranking CA No. 3.

Iliana Downing (Ła Costa Canyon/SD) - Iliana, a junior, improved her state-leading mark in the pole vault with a 13-9 clearance to win the title at the Mt. SAC Relays. That mark ranks U.S. No. 7 overall, U.S. No. 2 in the junior class, and ties the eighth-best performance in CA history..

Sadie Engelhardt (Ventura/SS) - Sadie, a sophomore, won the 1-mile invitational race at the Mt. SAC Relays of 4:38.53 to set a meet record. It is her second sub-4:39 mile of the season (behind her 4:36.26 U.S. No. 1 time from Arcadia) and she now has four of the top 20 performances at that distance in high school track history. 

Alyssa Hope (King/SS) - Alyssa, a senior, swept the horizontal jumps at the Mt. SAC Relays, winning the long jump with a best of 19-5 (1.3), and the triple jump at 39-9.75 (1.9). Her triple jump mark ranks U.S. No. 3 wind-legal.

Karina Janik (Torrey Pines/SD) - Karina, a senior, took over the state lead in the 300m hurdles with a PR time of 42.19 to win at the Mt. SAC Relays. That is her sixth sub-43 effort over the last two years and her third this season.

Aja Johnson (Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks/SS) - Aja, a sophomore, won the shot put at the Mt. SAC Relays with a personal-best mark of 43-9. That throw, her third 43-plus of her career, ranks CA No. 3 overall and U.S. No. 4 in the class.

Elliana Lomeli (Buchanan/CS) - Elle, a sophomore, ran a 2:12 third-leg split, to lead the Bears' 4x800m relay team that includes Tayler Torosian, Sierra Cornett, and Grace Hutchison, to a state-leading and meet-record time of 8:59.12 to win at the Mt. SAC Relays. That time ranks U.S. No. 3 and CA No. 4 all-time. 

Reign Redmond (Carson/LA) - Reign, a senior, ran a state-leading 11.45 (1.8) in the 100 meters and anchored the 4x100m relay team to a state-leading and U.S. No. 3 time of 45.28. Her 100m time is a PR and ranks tied for U.S. No. 5.


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