Featured Player of the Year Track & Field

BLITZ Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year nominees

This is copied and pasted from the boys’ story, but there’s no other way to put it: There are some caveats here. First off, most of these programs only got one meet in. In fact, a good amount got NOTHING in. So the options were, forego an Athlete of the Year for 2020, or go based off of returning stars or the standouts coming into the season. We opted to still recognize these athletes. In this unprecedented time, we will still award an Athlete of the Year. Few coaches nominated individuals. To fill out the list, we took last year’s standouts that were returning and added them in the mix.

WHAT’S NEXT? We’ll take our nominee group down to a finalist pool.

NEW FOR 2020: BLITZ will pick a finalist group, and then have another group for the “FAN VOTE: ONE LAST FINALIST” to be included for consideration for Athlete of the Year. Be on the lookout for that.

NOMINEES

Shaylyn Bailey (Banks SO Discus/Shot Put)

STATS/2019: Discus Region RU & State 9th / Shot Put Region RU

Paden Bell (Commerce 800/1600)

STATS/2019: 800 (2:35), 1600 (6:02)

Aleah Benton (Jefferson SO TJ)

STATS/2019: Triple Jump Region Champion  & State 12th

Dasha Cannon (White JR Discus)

STATS/2019: Discus Region Champion & State 10th

Mac Fowler (Jefferson SR 400/Relays)

STATS/2019: 400 M Region RU & State Qualifier / 4×400 Region Champion & State 3rd / 4×100 Region Champion & State 3rd

Carolina Garcia (Rabun JR 300 MH/100 MH/Relays)

STATS/2019: 300 MH Region RU & State 7th / 100 MH State Qualifier / 4×400 State 7th

Emily Gay (Tallulah Falls JR PV)

STATS/2019: Pole Vault: 8-6 Indoor (7th place at Last Chance Indoor, Birmingham, AL, Jan 31); Placed third at state last year (9’6)

Brighton Harder (Lumpkin SR HJ/100/200/400/Relays)

STATS/2019: High Jump School Record: 4’10”. Qualified and participated in State Meet (freshman year)- 200M School Record: 27.12. Qualified and participated in State Meet (sophomore year)- 400M School Record: 1:03.88. Participated in Sectional Meet- 4x100M Anchor, School Record: 52.40 Regional participants- 4x400M Anchor, School Record: 4:40.88 Regional participants- 100M Personal Record: 13.31 Sectional Participant- Long Jump Personal Record: 16’8.25” Sectional participant- 3 time Team MVP (freshman, sophomore, junior)

Abbie Hilchie (Lumpkin JR 1600/3200)

Abbey Howard (Jefferson JR 100 MH/Relays)

STATS/2019: 100 MH Region Champion & State 8th / 4×100 Relay State 3rd

Christin Jarrard (Rabun JR PV/Relays)

STATS/2019: Pole Vault Region RU & State 10th / 4×400 Relay State 7th

Reid Kafsky (Tallulah Falls SR 100/200/400/LJ/TJ)

STATS/2019: 100m PR 12.98; 200m PR 27.75; 400m PR 1:05.23; LJ – 14′ 8 1/2; TJ – 33′ 4; 4×1 (ran any leg)

Claire Kulniszewski (Jefferson SR PV)

STATS/2019: Pole Vault Region RU & State Runner-Up

Olivia Kulniszewski (Jefferson JR 800/Relays)

STATS/2019: 800 M Region RU & State Qualifier / 4×400 Region Champion & State 3rd

Katherine Law (Jefferson SO 1600/3200)

STATS/2019: 3200 M Region Champion & State Runner-Up / 1600 M Region RU & State 8th

Jenna Lecours (Dawson SR Distance)

STATS/2019: 3x State Qualifier

Josie Loggins (Jefferson SO 100 MH)

STATS/2019: 100 MH Region RU & State Qualifier

Rachel Lovell (White SR HJ)

STATS/2019: High Jump Region RU & State 5th

Kaselyn Martin (Dawson SR 100/300 MH)

STATS/2019: State Sectional Qualifier

Lauren Massey (Commerce SO PV)

STATS/2019: PJ (9’0”); Area 4 RU & State RU

Rissa McDonald (Rabun JR 100 MH/Relays)

STATS/2019: 100 MH Region Champion & State Qualifier / 4×400 Relay State 7th

Anna Moore (Jefferson SR PV)

STATS/2019: Pole Vault Region Champion  & State Champion

Macy Murdock (Tallulah Falls SO 400/200/LJ)

STATS/2019: 400m PR – 1:03.43; 200m PR 28.31; LJ PR 15-2; 4×1 Relay 7th state 2019, 4×4 Relay 6th state 2019

Emma Pelfrey (Dawson SO PV)

STATS/2019: State 8th, 8’0″

Jada Pittman (Jefferson SO LJ/100 MH/200 MH/Relays)

STATS/2019: Long Jump Region Champion & State 5th / 100 M Region Champion & State 4th / 200 M Region RU & State Qualifier / 4×100 Region Champion & State 3rd

Briana Ray (Dawson SR PV)

STATS/2019: State 8th PV, 8’0; 3x State Qualifier

Zoe Sanchez (Union SR 1600/3200)

STATS/2019: 1600 M Region Champion & State RU / 3200 M Region Champion & State Champion

Caitlin Schroeder (Jefferson JR 800/1600/Relays)

STATS/2019: 1600 M Region Champion & State 6th / 800 M Region Champion & State 6th / 4×400 Region Champion & State 3rd

JoJo Smith (Jefferson JR HJ/300 MH)

STATS/2019: High Jump Region Champion & State Champion / 300 MH Region RU

Evelyn Vanderbunt (White SR Shot Put)

STATS/2019: Shot Put Region RU & State 13th

Chasen Wood (Lumpkin JR PV/100/200)

STATS/2019: PV Region 5th; 100 Region RU; 100 Region 4th; 2x State Sectionals Qualifier

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