Girls Athlete of the Week: Regional Edition



The Hallandale Lady Chargers lit up this list, but a lot of other individuals put on a show at the Region meets! This week is the week all track fans have been waiting on....State Week! Make sure to vote for your favorite region performer and check back later this week to see who wins and for all your state coverage.  

Caitlin Collier- The top middle distance star in the country continued steamrolling through the competition as she won the 800, 1600, 4x800, and 4x400 at the Region 1 2A Meet. Collier set the US #2 time in the 1600 with a 4:44.51, and then followed it up with a dominant 2:08.20. The Stanford signee will be the distance athlete to watch this upcoming weekend.

Tamari Davis- The Davis vs Williams show is now official as both girls won the 100 and 200 at their Regions, but it was Davis who boasted the week's top 200 time with a 23.70. The freshman phenom from Gainesville HS took the wins for the Region 2 3A meet, as she continues to hold the US #1 time in the 200 and the US #2 time in the 100 meter dash. 

Jatana Folston- The junior from Cocoa HS had a wonderful outing as she won the Region 4 2A 400 meter and 800 meter, as she recorded the fastest time in the 400 of the week. Folston's 53.82 was good enough for the win as she gets ready to peak this weekend at UNF. 

Markalah Hart- The top 100 hurdler in the state had herself a huge region as she won the 100 and 300 hurdles and posted the top time in the 100 hurdles of the week in Florida. She recorded two wins as she ran 13.74 and a 44.10. The sophomore from Miami Northwestern is the reigning State champion in both hurdle events and will be going for the two-peat this weekend. 

Amani Heaven- You know your doing something right when you have the top discus mark of the week and the second top mark in the shot put, right behind your teammate. The FSU signee did just that at the Region 4 2A meet where she threw the weeks state leading mark of 145-2. 

Valerie Lastra- The top 3200 meter time of the week came from the sophomore from Mater Academy. Lastra ran a 10:45.70 on her way to winning the Region 4 3A meet, as she also ran a 4:57 to win the 1600. Look for the South FL vs North FL showdown in the 3A distance events. 

Jordyn ShowersThe sophomore from Calvary Christian held it down for 1A this past weekend as she posted the top long jump mark of the week at the Region 2 1A meet. Showers' jump of 19-2.25 feet is going to make her the favorite to take home the 1A Long Jump State Champion medal.

Nelia Simeon- Both throwers on this list throw for Hallandale HS but it was Simeon who had the best shot put mark of the week on her way to winning the event with a mark of 45-5.25.Often overshadowed by Heaven, Nelia put together a strong performance, and will look to continue her success this weekend at UNF. 

Ashonti Warner- Another Lady Charger made the list as Warner posted the week's fastest 300 hurdle time as she won the Region 4 2A Meet with a time of 43.03. Warner is riding the wave of peak season and as made a name for herself heading into State this weekend.   

Briana Williams- The top 100 meter dash runner in the country proved that she is ready for the spotlight this weekend, as she won the 100 and the 200 at the Region 4 3A meet last week. The sophomore speedster from Northeast (Oakland) HS took the week's best 100m dash time with a 11.36. Williams will be going up against the #2 100m runner in the country this weekend, so you all better get your popcorn ready. 


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