Alabama Girls Track & Field AOY: Brittley Humphrey

Alabama Girls Track & Field AOY: Brittley Humphrey

Gatorade State Player of the Year

Alabama Girls Track & Field AOY: Brittley Humphrey

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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

THE BASICS

School: Hoover (Ala.)
Grade: Senior
Height: 5-foot-8

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.

THE PRAISE

“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.

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