Teams coordinated by Fred Baer, founder, Track and Field Writers of America. Girls selections by Mike Kennedy, high school editor of Track and Field News.
Criteria included ranking on USA TODAY and Track and Field News national lists and the number of top performances, along with head-to-head competition during the regular season and in major postseason meets.
Pike High School junior Lynna Irby was the only Indiana athlete to be selected to USA TODAY High School Sports’ ALL-USA Girls Track and Field team.
Irby made the squad as a First Team sprinter.
Irby was previously named the Gatorade Indiana Track and Field Athlete of the Year. She won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes at the track state finals for the third consecutive season.
Earlier this summer, Irby won the USA junior nationals in the 400 to qualify for the world championships.
FIRST TEAM SPRINTERS
School: Pike, Indianapolis
Times and events: 11.50, 100; 23.53, 200; 52.51, 400.
School: Woodlawn (Birmingham, Ala.)
Times and events: 11.41, 100; 23.15, 200.
School: Carson, Calif.
Times and events: 11.57, 100; 23.52 (23.40w), 200; 52.28, 400.
Lauren Rain Williams
School: Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Times and events: 11.39 (11.17w), 100; 22.80 (22.44w), 200.
TRACKINGS: Kirkland was second in the 100 at the USATF Junior Nationals with a personal best 11.41 — behind high school pro Candace Hill, the 2015 All-USA athlete of the year. Kirkland won the 200 in 23.15. Irby won the 400 in 52.51. All earned berths on the USA team for the IAAF World Junior Championships, July 19-24, in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Roberts was undefeated in the 400 and won the California (CIF)state meet 400 in 52.28, second fastest prep time this year. Williams was the best high school 200 runner but saw her season end with a muscle pull in the state 200 final.
School: St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.)
Times and events: 11.41, 100; 23.50 (23.25w), 200.
School: Horn, (Mesquite, Tx.)
Times and events: 11.34, 100.
You can view the entire list in all events here.