The Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athletes of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Brittley Humphrey
School: Hoover (Ala.)
Athletic achievement: She won the 100-meter high hurdles with a meet-record time of 13.49 seconds and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in a meet-record 42.46 seconds at the Class 7A state meet this spring, leading the Buccaneers to the championship as a team. Humphrey also finished second in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes and won the 100 hurdles at the Brooks PR Invitational. Humphrey’s season-best time of 13.24 in the 100 hurdles ranked as the nation’s No. 7 performance among prep competitors in 2016 at the time of her selection.
Academic excellence: Humphrey has maintained a 3.14 GPA.
Exemplary character: A devoted member of her church community, she has volunteered locally on behalf of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and youth track programs.
“Brittley has great ability, but she’s a hard worker too, and that’s a pretty good combination,” said Hoover coach Devon Hind. “She didn’t lose a hurdles race at a championship meet since she’s been in high school. She’s been money for four years.”
THE FUTURE: Humphrey has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in track and field on scholarship at Louisiana State University this fall.