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The Times' All-star Girls' Track And Field Team

June 20, 2003

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Allyson Felix, Los Angeles Baptist, Sr. 100, 200 meters

FIRST TEAM

Jasmine Lee, Long Beach Poly, Jr. 400: Won state, Southern Section Masters Meet and Southern Section Division I titles. Ran a school-record 52.85 seconds in winning Division I title.

Ashley Freeman, Long Beach Wilson, Sr. 800: Stanford signee won state title in 2:08.73 after winning Masters Meet in school-record 2:08.49 and Southern Section Division I final in 2:08.86. No other runner in the state broke 2:10 this season.

Alison Costello, Esperanza, Sr. 1,600, 3,200: UCLA signee placed third in 1,600 in state championships in career-best 4:53.74 after winning 1,600 and 3,200 in Division I finals and Masters Meet.

Ashlee Brown, Riverside North, Sr. 100 High Hurdles: Penn State signee won state championship in career-best 13.58 after winning Southern Section Division II and Masters Meet titles. The 13.58 clocking ranks sixth on all-time state performer list.

MacKenzie Hill, Long Beach Wilson, Sr. 300 Intermediate Hurdles: UCLA signee was yet another Southland athlete who swept state, Masters Meet and Southern Section Division I titles. Ran career-best 41.31 in state final to move to seventh on all-time state list.

Long Beach Poly, 400 relay: (Shana Solomon, So.; Jasmine Lee, Jr.; Chanda Picott; Jr., Shalonda Solomon, Jr.) Won state, Masters meet and Southern Section Division I titles and best time of 44.90 is tied for third on all-time national list.

Long Beach Poly. 1,600 relay: (Shantae McKinney, Sr.; Jasmine Lee, Jr.; Shana Woods, Fr.; Shalonda Solomon, Jr.) Set national record of 3:35.55 in Penn Relays in April and won state title in 3:35.78 -- third-fastest time in history by a U.S. high school team.

Sharon Day, Costa Mesa, Sr. High Jump: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo signee won second consecutive state title and moved into tie for ninth on all-time national list when she cleared Southern Section record 6 feet 2 inches in Trabuco Hills Invitational in April.

Cara Walker, Marina, Sr. Pole Vault: Placed second in state championships and Masters Meet and won Southern Section Division I title. Has a best of 12-8.

Lena Bettis, Riverside North, Sr. Long Jump: Penn State signee placed second in state championships after finishing third in Southern Section Division II final and fourth in Masters meet. Had season best of 19-4.

Michelle Sanford, Woodbridge, Sr. Triple Jump: USC signee was sidelined by injuries during middle portion of season, but returned to win Southern Section Division II and Masters Meet titles and place second in state championships with a season-best 42-2.

Billie Jo Grant, Arroyo Grande, Sr. Shotput, Discus: Arizona signee won second consecutive discus title in state championships and placed second in shotput. Her best of 183-6 in discus ranks fifth on all-time national performer list and her best of 50-4 in shotput ranks seventh on all-time state list.

Coaching Staff of the Year: Birmingham: (Head coach: Scott King. Assistants: Kertic Carruth, Matthew McClanahan, Robert Mooney, Ron Shirley, Joel Thornburgh) Patriots scored a record 125 points in City Section championships to win their second title in three years.

SECOND TEAM

Shalonda Solomon, Long Beach Poly Jr. 100, 200

Allyson Felix, Los Angeles Baptist Sr. 400

Shantae McKinney, Long Beach Poly Sr. 800

Jenna Kingma, San Luis Obispo Jr. 1,600

Lindsay Flacks, Harvard-Westlake Jr. 3,200

Domenique Manning, Riverside North Sr. 100 High Hurdles

Lili Calhoun, Riverside North Sr. 300 Low Hurdles

Long Beach Wilson 400 Relay

(Vincetta Mendola, Sr.; Ashley Freeman, Sr.; Tiana Hood, So.; MacKenzie Hill, Sr.)

Long Beach Wilson 1,600 Relay

(MacKenzie Hill, Sr.; Ashley Freeman, Sr.; Tiana Hood, So.; Diana Gooden, Sr.)

Orlisha Henlon, King Sr. High Jump

Monica Pacas, Atascadero Jr. Pole Vault

Shana Woods, Long Beach Poly Fr. Long Jump

Gayle Hunter, Riverside North Jr. Triple Jump

Megan Howard, Arroyo Grande Jr. Shotput

Kate Hutchinson, San Clemente Sr. Discus

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