Arizona Girls Track & Field AOY: Allie Schadler

Arizona Girls Track & Field AOY: Allie Schadler

Gatorade State Player of the Year

Arizona Girls Track & Field AOY: Allie Schadler


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.

For the complete list of Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Allie Schadler


School: Rio Rico (Ariz.)
Grade: Junior
Height: 5-foot-5

Athletic achievement: The state’s reigning Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, she won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:49.03 and the 3,200-meter run in 10:16.72 at the Division III state meet this past season, leading the Hawks to second place as a team. Schadler also anchored the winning 4×400-meter and 4×800-meter relay squads that broke the tape in 4:02.19 and 9:43.54, respectively. Her 3,200 and 1,600 clockings at the state meet and her 800-meter time of 2:10.11 at the Stanford Invitational ranked eighth, 35th and 51st among U.S. prep competitors in 2016, respectively, at the time of her selection.

Academic excellence: Schadler has maintained a 4.50 weighted GPA.

Exemplary character: A devoted member of her church community, she has volunteered locally on behalf of youth sports programs.


“She is an amazing student-athlete and an amazing person,” said Marcos Blanco, head coach at rival Walden Grove High. “She has to be one of the most respectful, down-to-earth people you will ever meet. She is the prime example of what the Gatorade award stands for.”

THE FUTURE: Schadler will begin her senior year of high school this fall.


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