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: Cassondra Hall
School: Warner Robins (Ga.)
Athletic achievement: She won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.49 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 23.88 seconds at the Class 5A state meet this past season, leading the Demons to second place as a team. Hall won the 100 at the Brooks PR Invitational and her season-best effort of 23.40 in the 200 ranked as the nation’s No. 3 performance among prep competitors in 2016 at the time of her selection.
Academic excellence: Hall has maintained a 3.38 GPA.
Exemplary character: A devoted member of her church community, she has served in the Student Council and has volunteered locally on behalf of the Beta Club and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
“Cassondra does not let obstacles get in her way,” said Warner Robins coach Rebecca White. “Many athletes would have a big head if they were blessed with her talents, but she’s a very humble kid all around. She’s the one who always picks up her teammates and helps them along the way.”
THE FUTURE: Hall has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in track and field on scholarship at Louisiana State University this fall.