Teams coordinated by Fred Baer, founder, Track and Field Writers of America. Girls selections by Mike Kennedy, high school editor of Track and Field News.
Criteria included ranking on USA TODAY and Track and Field News national lists and the number of top performances, along with head-to-head competition during the regular season and in major postseason meets.
Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Sydney McLaughlin, Union Catholic
Girls Track & Field Coach of the Year: Brian Fitzgerald, Rio Mesa
Here are the athletes selected in throws (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin). Returning ALL-USA selections are denoted with asterisks (*).
i = performed indoors.
Throws (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin)
School: Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.)
Distance and event: 54-7, SP; 186-10, DT.
School: Marian (Omaha, Neb.)
Distance and event: 171-1, JT.
School: Kingsley-Pierson (Kingsley, Ia.)
Distance and event: 48-10, SP; 176-9, DT
School: Donovan Catholic (Toms River, N.J.)
Distance and event: 55-9 1/4, SP; 175-1, DT; 191-2, HT.
TRACKINGS: Wilson had the No. 2 all-time high school shot put, 55-9 1/4, to win the New Balance Nationals and ranked No. 2 this season with both the discus and hammer.
Bruckner dominated the discus at 186-10 (No. 4 all-time) and was the USATF Junior National champion, ahead of Phelps. Bruckner finished 16th at the U.S. Olympic Trials. She repeated as California (CIF) state high school shot put champion and was No. 2 in that event on the high school outdoor season list.
Gochenour was the Junior National javelin champion and also won the New Balance Nationals.
School: Whippany Park (Whippany, N.J.)
Distance and event: 52-7 3/4 (54-7 1/2i), SP.
School: Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Distance and event: 203-8, HT.