VOTE NOW: SoCal Prep Legends Girls Athlete of the Week

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Click on the newspaper below the athletes name to read about their performance from Apr. 4-9, and then vote for who you think is best this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Apr. 15.

Kaelin Roberts

Roberts won the invitational 400 meters at the Arcadia Invitational with a nation-leading time of 53.47 seconds in cold, rainy conditions. Roberts also anchored the 4×100 relay to a state-leading time of 45.81 at Arcadia, improving times in both events from the previous weekend at the Stanford Invitational.

Tara Davis

For the second consecutive week, Davis has snared the Athlete of the Week award, this time with a prolific performance at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational. Davis emerged as a triple winner, capturing the triple jump with a 41-foot, 8-inch jump, the long jump in 19-9 and the 100 hurdles in 13.80 seconds.

Anja Oca
Long Beach Poly

Oca continued her stellar second campaign Friday afternoon, capturing two more individual first-place finishes to help lead the Jackrabbits to a key 101-69 Moore League victory over rival Wilson. She won the 200 freestyle (1:58.64) as well as the 400 free (5:22.71) to guide Poly to its second consecutive regular-season victory over the Bruins, which it will now attempt to dethrone as league champion.

Kayla Richardson

Richardson, hoping to win a CIF State championship in the 200 meters, finished second to Lauren Rains Williams of Oaks Christian in the prestigious 49th annual Arcadia Invitational.Williams won by posting a national-leading time of 23.57 with Richardson second at 24.35, she also competed in the 100 meter invitational, finishing fifth in 12:05.

Melanie Olmos
Grand Terrace

The University of Oklahoma-bound Olmos has been un-hittable for the Titans of late. Appearing in two of Grand Terrace’s three wins last week, Olmos pitched 10 innings, allowing no hits, two walks while striking out 20, including a seven-inning no-hitter against Summit. In her last five outings, covering 24 2/3 innings, she has allowed just one hit, no runs, four walks while striking out 45.

Alisha Edwards
Redlands High

Edwards, the UCLA commit, had a career day at the Arcadia Invitational, taking third in the high jump. She posted a 5-feet, 4-inch jump, two inches off of second place. Edwards’ third-place finish was her career-high finish at Arcadia.

Maddy Dwyer
Orange Lutheran

Dwyer tossed a perfect game with six strikeouts and hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to give OLu a 2-0 win over the Dons in the quarterfinals of the Michelle Carew Classic on Friday at Peralta Park. The Stanford-commit also pitched a two-hitter with two walks and seven strikeouts to beat Anaheim Canyon, 2-0, in the first round and she allowed two hits, one run and struck out seven to beat Chula Vista Mater Dei, 10-1, in the second round.

Jacquelyn Hill

The middle distance standout emerged victorious in the 800 meters at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational with a season-best of 2:100 which ranks second in the state, She also competes in the 1,600 meters and is reigning Baseline League champion in both events.

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