The last week of the regular season saw some schools resting up for districts and meets canceled due to inclement weather, while others took advantage of getting one more race under their belt. Who had the best performance? Let us know. Voting closes Tuesday April 17th at 11:59 p.m.
About The Nominees:
Sydney Blackburn- If we were going to give a regular season honor to the top girls thrower in Florida, I would have to give it to the consistent Blackburn. Sydney won the Saint Andrews HS Invitational with a throw of 146-1 and she finished the regular season winning 10 of 11 competitions in the discus. The sophomore from Highlands Christian Academy finishes the regular season as the FL #2 thrower in discus.
Jermecia Brown- The St. Thomas Aquinas sophomore dominated in the 100 and 200 meter dash at the Fort Lauderdale City Championship. Brown set the #1 mark in FL for the week in both events as she ran a 11.87 in the 100m and then a 24.55 in the 200 meter dash. Brown holds the FL #7 time for the year in the 100 meter dash and is emerging as the next STA superstar.
Imani Christian- Another St. Thomas Aquinas standout makes the list again, as Christian took home the fastest time in the 300m hurdles of the week as she won in a time of 43.17. This time gives the senior the FL #3 time in the 300 hurdles as she continued her team dominance at the Fort Lauderdale City Championships.
Rebecca Clark- The junior from the Villages HS took home the best double of the week in the distance events as Clark ran a 5:01.93 in the 1600m and then came back with a 10:43.75 in the 3200m. Clark turned up the notch at the Lake Sumter County Championships as she set the FL #3 time in the 3200m as she moves up into the #2 spot in 2A when it comes to the longest event on the track.
Caitlin Collier- One of the most decorated distance runners to come out of Bolles HS added to her legacy this past weekend as she set her third US #1 in the 600 meter dash. A race that is not ran in the state series had no chance against Collier as she already holds the US #1 in the 800m and 1600m. The Stanford signee will be the clear favorite to sweep the distance events in 2A at State.
Letrice Hall- The senior from Alonso HS had herself a day at the Hillsborough County Championships as she released a bomb of a throw in the shot put to win with a mark of 41-10. Hall ranks in 8th in Florida and has had some impressive finishes as she secured the third place finish at the Pepsi Relays. Look out for her down the homestretch.
Caroline Johnston- It was a busy day on the field side of things for the junior from Episcopal School of Jacksonville at the Bolles Sprint/Field Meet. Johnston won the triple jump, long jump, and high jump; and for anyone to do that they would need a long nap! As we head into Districts, Johnston is ranked #2 in 2A in the long jump, #5 in 2A in the triple jump, and #13 in 2A in the high jump.
Laine Roberts- With Collier leading the pack on the distance side, its Roberts who is leading the Lady Bulldogs on the field side of things. The sophomore pole vaulter finished 2nd at the 2017 FHSAA 2A State Finals, and if I was a betting man she would be the clear favorite in the event this year. Roberts has consistently been the top girls pole vaulter in the state and won again at the Bolles Sprint/Field Meet with a mark of 12-1.5.
Maiah Walker- The senior from Lake Wales had her best 400m performance of the year at the Steinbrenner Invitational as she set the FL #3 time and the week's best. The UNC Tar Heel signee raced to a 54.44 and sets her up with the second best time in 2A as we head into the state series.