Florida Girls Track & Field AOY: Ka’Tia Seymour

Florida Girls Track & Field AOY: Ka’Tia Seymour

Gatorade State Player of the Year

Florida Girls Track & Field AOY: Ka’Tia Seymour

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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.

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

THE WINNER: Ka’Tia Seymour

THE BASICS

School: Palatka (Fla.)
Grade: Junior
Height: 5-foot-5

Athletic achievement: She won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.85 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 23.98 seconds at the Class 2A state meet this past season. Seymour also anchored the winning 4×100 relay and won both the 100 and 200 at the Great Southwest Classic. Her season-best time of 11.26 in the 100 ranked as the nation’s No. 1 performance among prep competitors in 2016 at the time of her selection. Seymour took silver in this month’s adidas Dream 100.

Academic excellence: Seymour has maintained a B average.

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

THE PRAISE

“Ka’Tia is an awesome athlete,” said Palatka coach Steven Gonzalez. “She loves to compete and does not back down from a challenge, not even when the boys call her out to race.”

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

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