The 2016 American Family Insurance All-USA Preseason Girls Track and Field team was selected by Fred Baer, founder of the Track and Field Writers of America, and Mike Kennedy, high school editor of Track & Field News.
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Here are the four athletes selected in the springs (100, 200, 400 meters). Returning ALL-USA selections are denoted with asterisks.
School: Rio Mesa (Oxnard, Calif.)
Events/times: 100 meters, 11.24 (wind), 11.26; 200 meters, 23.09
School: Northside (Warner Robins, Ga.)
Events, times: 100 meters, 11.44; 200 meters, 23.24
School: Pike (Indianapolis)
Event, time: 400 meters, 51.79
LAUREN RAIN WILLIAMS
School: Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Events, times: 100 meters, 11.37; 200 meters, 22.68 (wind), 22.90
NEED TO KNOW:
Francis was the surprise California 200 champ in 2015 ahead of Arcadia National Invitational champion Williams and they finished the season ranked No. 3 and 2 respectively, behind new pro Candace Hill. Francis is also the top returning American high school 100 meter runner. Irby is the returning national 400 leader.