GameTimePA.com girls' track and field all-stars
The top YAIAA athletes from the 2016 season, as selected by the GameTimePA.com staff
Meet the all-stars
First-team all-stars capsules, Player and Coach of the Year, and honorable-mention lists
Introducing the YAIAA first-team all-stars for the 2016 season.
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Lynne Mooradian, South Western, sr.
Mooradian won four YAIAA titles, including setting meet records in the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. She went on to win the District 3 Class AAA title in the 300 hurdles and place second in that event at the state championships with a time of 42.42 seconds. She finished her career with six PIAA medals.
Hannah Baddick, Gettysburg, so.
In her first season of track and field, Baddick won the YAIAA title in the triple jump and went on to qualify for the Class AAA state championships in that event. Her best jump — 36 feet, 9 inches — earned her a seventh-place medal at the District 3 championships.
Lilly Cook, Dallastown, sr.
Cook placed third in the javelin throw at both the YAIAA and District 3 championship meets, and she qualified for the Class AAA championships, where she placed 10th. Her best throw during the regular season measured 129-10.
Lauren Corbitt, York County Tech, sr.
In her first year of track and field, Corbitt broke the YAIAA championships record in the pole vault to win the league title with a vault of 12-0 1/4. She jumped 12 feet again the following week to take second in District 3 and qualify for the Class AAA state championships.
Nathalie Elliott, Spring Grove, jr.
Elliott cleared 12 feet in the pole vault at the Class AAA state championships to earn a sixth-place medal. She also placed fourth at the District 3 championships and second at the YAIAA meet.
Kirstyn Evans, York Tech, sr.
Evans won a district title and qualified for the Class AAA state championships in the high jump by leaping 5-4. She went on to place 13th at states.
Morgan Jarrell, Fairfield, sr.
Jarrell won the District 3 Class AA shot put throw title with a throw of 35-2. That throw earned her a spot at states, where she placed 19th.
Ayanna Johnson, New Oxford, sr.
Johnson won the YAIAA 100 dash title with a 12.45 second sprint, and she took second in the long jump and triple jump. She went on to earn a sixth-place medal in the 100 dash at the District 3 championships, qualifying for states.
Ashley Kerr, Eastern York, jr.
Kerr won the YAIAA shot put title with a throw of 37-4. She took seventh place at the District 3 Class AAA championships in that event. She also took fifth in the YAIAA in the discus throw.
Madisen Kling, Red Lion, so.
Kling won the YAIAA discus throw title, and she placed second in that event at the District 3 championships with a throw of 124-9. That throw qualified her for the Class AAA state championships.
Maddie McLain, Eastern York, so.
McLain won YAIAA 3,200 run title with a time of 11:30.39, and she won the league 1,600 run title with a time of 5:21.11. She qualified for the Class AAA state championships in the 3,200 run after a ninth-place finish at districts.
Madi Smith, New Oxford, jr.
Smith set a YAIAA record in the javelin throw, winning the event with a distance of 147 feet. She followed that by winning a District 3 title in the rain with a meet-record throw of 141 feet. And she placed third at the Class AAA state championships with a throw of 146-1.
Sammy Trone, South Western, so.
Trone won the YAIAA title in the 400 dash, qualifying for the District 3 Class AAA championships with a time of 58.29 seconds. She also ran the front leg of the Mustangs' 1,600 relay, which qualified for states and set a school record of 3:57.03.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Eric Baumgardner, Spring Grove
Baumgardner led a Rockets' turnaround from zero dual meet wins last season to five this season. Spring Grove placed second in YAIAA Division I and sent pole vaulter Nathalie Elliott to the PIAA Class AAA championships.
Central York: Lexi Baublitz, Haven Evans. Dallastown: Lydia Trout. Delone Catholic: Julianna Malesky, Tiffany Small. Dover: Peyton Mulder. Eastern York: Maura DeRemer, Madison Nalls. Fairfield: Hannah Logue, Cierra Phillips. Gettysburg: Genesis Mercedes. Kennard-Dale: Jessica Ollis. Northeastern: Lauren Williamson. Spring Grove: Madyson Miller, Zoe Stauffer. West York: Bethany Weaver. York County Tech: D'Shanna Edwards.
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