Girls Athlete WINNERS

Ontario’s Alyssa Mercado voted SoCal Prep Legends Girls Athlete of the Week

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SoCal Prep Legends
Girls Athlete of the Week
Name: Alyssa Mercado
School: Ontario
Sport: Track & Field
Year: Sophomore

Winning Numbers: This week’s poll racked up almost 40,000 votes, but all that matters is which athlete has most of them – this week it was the young sophomore standout.
Mercado dominated the sprinting events in a Mt. Baldy League meet against Don Lugo. She won the 400 meters (1:02.95), the 100 (12.25) and the 200 (25.90) and was also part of the winning 4×100 relay team. She also raced at the Inland Empire Championship Invite at Vista Murrieta. In that event, she competed in the freshman/sophomore races and broke school records in both, winning the 200 and taking second in the 100.

Highlights of Mercado:

Final Tally (37,385):

Alyssa Mercado, Ontario 15,572 41.65%
JaSha Roberts, Jurupa Hills
12,322 32.96%
Haylee Ridge, Mayfair
2,977 7.96%
Maddy Stockslager, South Torrance
2,751 7.36%
Lauren Buehner, Arcadia
2,032 5.44%
Cassie Swenson, Cleveland
1,302 3.48%
Shealyn Ollison, Vista Murrieta
388 1.04%
Emily Garner, Woodbridge
41 0.11%


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