Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year Finalists

We began with 18 Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year Nominees. After careful consideration, we narrowed that list down to 6 finalists. Those finalists are: Paden Bell (Commerce), Rusty Dye (White County), Audrey Hotard (Habersham Central), Anna LeCave (Dawson County), Julianne Shirley (Tallulah Falls), and Shelby Speed (Banks County).

Of the athletes who didn’t make our finalist pool, select members are now up for a LAST FINALIST vote by you, the public. This voting is unlimited, and ends Monday at 10 AM. VOTE HERE or Scroll Below.

Paden Bell – Commerce SR

Photo by GA Milesplit

300 MH: 1A DI State 6th & Region 3rd (47.94 PR); Long Jump: State 7th & Region Champion (16-11.5 PR); High Jump: Region 7th (4-2); 4×400 Relay: State Runner-Up & Region RU

Rusty Dye – White County SR

Photo by White Co T&F

Shot Put: 3A State Champion & Region Champion; Discus: Region Champion

Audrey Hotard – Habersham Central SO

Photo by Northeast Georgian

1600 & 3200: 6A State 9th & Region Champion (5:19.24 & 11:30.86 PRs); 800: State Qualifier & Region 3rd (2:22.56 PR)

Anna LeCave – Dawson County JR

Photo by Wendy McGinnis

800: 3A State 3rd & Region 3rd (2:23.10 PR); Pole Vault: Region 5th (7-6 PR); 4×800 Relay: State Runner-Up & Region RU; 4×400: State 6th & Region RU

Julianne Shirley – Tallulah Falls JR

Photo by Austin Poffenberger

400: State 3rd & Region Champion (51.75 PR); High Jump: State 5th & Region 4th (5-1 PR/School Record); 200: State Qualifier & Region Runner-Up (24.47 PR); 4×400 Relay: 1A DI State Champion anchor & Region Champion (4:07.70 PR/School Record)

Shelby Speed – Banks County SR

Photo by Banks Co T&F

Discus: 2A State Champion & Region Champion (153-1 PR); Shot Put: State Champion & Region Champion (43-7 PR)

FAN VOTE: LAST FINALIST (Girls Track & Field)

*Unlimited, ends Monday 10 AM

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