Michigan Girls Track & Field AOY: Anna Jefferson

Michigan Girls Track & Field AOY: Anna Jefferson

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Michigan Girls Track & Field AOY: Anna Jefferson

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THE WINNER: Anna Jefferson

THE BASICS

School: Oak Park (Mich.)
Grade: Sophomore
Event: Sprints
Height: 5-foot-4

Athletic achievement: She won the 400-meter run in a state-record 53.50 seconds at the Division I state meet this spring, leading the Knights to the championship as a team. Jefferson also finished second in the 200-meter dash and led two relay teams to titles, the 4×100 squad in 47.35 seconds and the 4×200 with a time of 1:38.15. Her state championship time in the 400 ranked as the nation’s No. 7 performance among prep competitors in 2014 at the time of her selection. Jefferson also finished fifth in the 400 at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor championships.

Academic excellence: Jefferson has maintained a 3.71 GPA.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of youth track programs.

THE PRAISE

“Anna had a remarkable season and led us to the first Division 1 state title in school history,” said Oak Park coach Brandon Jiles. “She’s an excellent student with a tremendous work ethic and a huge desire to get better each season.”

THE FUTURE: Jefferson will be a junior this fall.

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