Sunday, May 28, 2023

Vote: Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week, June 3

Every week, publications from 11 properties of the Southern California newsgroup (Orange County Register, LA Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts , Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select Athletes of the Week for their respective region.

Each athlete is then included in the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week vote.

Click on the newspaper link below their name to read about last week’s athlete’s performance, and then vote for who you think deserves top honors.

Readers are allowed to vote multiple times. Polling ends at midnight, but the final total is not always visible immediately due to processing.

Voting Boy Athlete of the Week

Overall winner will be announced Friday, June 3.

Aja Johnson, Notre Dame: The freshman thrower finished second in the shot put with a toss of 42 feet, 5.5 inches at the CIF State Track and Field Finals. A week earlier, Johnson won the Masters meet with a throw of 43-6. She also finished first in the shot put in the Mission League Final, and was league champion in discus with a throw of 131–10.

Ashlynn Viramontes, Katella: Cal State Fullerton-bound Viramontes finished fourth in the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 12.58 seconds at the CIF State Track and Field Championships in Clovis. The CIF-SS Division 1 champion challenged her season-best time of 2:11.33 from the CIF-SS Masters Meet.

Eve Divinity, Redondo: Divya participated in three events at the CIF State Track and Field Championships and came home with three medals. She was fourth in the 100 meters (11.74 seconds) and 200 (24.03), and she was sixth in the long jump (19 feet, 3 inches).

Mechanize Brown, Answer: Brown made a strong push and held on to capture the title in the girls’ 800 meters at the CIF State Championships meet in Clovis. Brown came sixth in the state final in the 800, but left the field behind Ventura’s Sadie Engelhart and Chino’s Mia Chavez. Brown set a personal best time of 2 minutes, 8.66 seconds, the No. 3 mark in Riverside County history and the No. 5 mark in the state this season. Brown also became the first inland athlete to win a state title in the girls 800m.

Augen Lucky, Wilson Lucky finished second in 400m and 23.97 in 200 at the CIF State Track and Field Championships on Saturday. The junior sprinter also ran the first leg on Wilson’s 4×400 relay, finishing second in a time of 3:47.92. Overall, Lucky helped Wilson score 22 of the school’s 28 points, which placed the Bruins third in the state team title rankings.

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