SoCal Prep Legends
Girls Athlete of the Week
Name: Misty Diaz
School: Norwalk
Sport: Track
Year: Junior

Winning Numbers:  It took more than 20,000 votes in a poll that drew almost 45,000 in total, but Diaz’ performance and support from her school and local community earned her SCPL honors.
Diaz was a part of two school records in the mile and the 4×1,600 meter relay in the 58th Mt. San Antonio College Relays. On Friday, Diaz ran 4:56.35 in the invitational mile for the sixth-fastest time in area history. She also teamed with Ruby Galindo, Viviana Rios, and Jessica Robles on Norwalk’s 4×1,600 relay that clocked 22:00.22. In the fall, Diaz finished third in the Southern Section Division III cross country finals for the highest finish by a Norwalk female runner.

Highlights from Misty’s running performances in the fall:

Final Tally (44,686):

NAME, SCHOOL VOTES %
Misty Diaz, Norwalk 20,276 45.37%
Tiare La Porte, Kennedy
19,013 42.55%
Shalee Reynolds, Glendora
3,038 6.8%
Bella Gonzalez, North Torrance
1,317 2.95%
Brooke Johnson, Chino Hills
722 1.62%
Claire Graves, Citrus Valley
250 0.56%
Kiyena Beatty, Great Oak
24 0.05%
Charlotte Bowen, Dana Hills
23 0.05%
Erin Rankin, Cajon
23 0.05%

 

NOTE:  Each Athlete of the Week is announced on ABC7’s 6 p.m. evening news broadcast every Friday. Be sure to tune in!