POLL: Vote on MileSplit LA Girls' Performer of the Week!


VOTE: MileSplit LA Girls' Performer of the Week! (Feb. 5- Feb. 11)

Here are the the finalists for MileSplit LA Girls' Performer of the Week. The winner will move on to take part in the MileSplit LA Girls' Athlete of the Month poll during the last week of February. This poll will close on Saturday at 9pm.

MAKERIAH HARRIS (SCOTLANDVILLE)- It's not only that she broke the meet record in the girls 60m hurdles at the LSU Last Chance Qualifier, but it's how she broke the record and who held the record that makes what Harris did at the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse astounding. Running a leg on a winning 4x800 relay is not a conventional way to warm up for a 60m hurdle final, but that is exactly what she did. Harris said she thinks it helped. We will take her word for it. In the aforementioned final, Harris ran a 8.51 breaking the meet record of 8.77 by Alia Armstrong in 2019. The same Alia Armstrong who finished fourth at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon this summer. It's not a matter of if, but when Harris will break of composite record of 8.45 set by Mikiah Brisco in 2014.

QUINCY SIMON (NORTHSIDE) - The defending LHSAA Class 4A outdoor state champion in both the 200 (24.73) and 400 (57.86) finished fourth in the 400 (58.64) and seventh in the 60m (7.81) at the LSU Last Chance Qualifier.

MARLEY RICHARD (DESTREHAN) - The super sophomore was double trouble in the horizontal jumps at the LSU Last Chance Qualifier. She won the long jump (18-5.25)  and triple jump (38-11). There are only six sophomores in the nation who have a better mark in the triple jump. Her jump ranks No. 27 in the nationa overall. She also ran 7.97 finishing 14th in the 60m.

LUCY CRAMER (EPISCOPAL) - The eighth grader won the 3200m at the LSU Last Chance Qualifier with a time of 11:14.44. There is only one distance runner in the state of Louisiana who has run faster during the 2023 La. high school indoor season--Houma Christian's Emma Bourg. Cramer is also the No. 2 1600m runner in the state with a best of 5:11.49. It will make for a great showdown at the LHSAA Division II State Indoor Meet on Saturday, February 18.

AMBRIA LANGLEY (ZACHARY)- Rhen was not the only Langley showing out for Zachary on Saturday at the LSU Last Chance Qualifier. The shot putter moved into the No. 2 ranking in the state of Louisiana with her throw of 40-10. Langley's teammate, Jaydan Jackson, won the competition with a US#12 43-2. How rare is it that one school has two shot putters over 40-0? We think it has only been done one other time--in 2017 when Baton Rouge High had Loren James (44-2.5) and Logan Lewis (42-11). James and Lewis would have gone 1-2 at the 2017 LHSAA Class 5A State Championship in the shot put had it not been for Zachary's Kristian Jackson, who won the state championship (44-4.25) that year. 

RACHEL KERR (ST. JOSEPH'S) - Moved into the No. 2 all time pole vault list at St. Joseph's Academy with her vault of 11-7.75. She finished second to Alexandria's Lauren Roberts, who won the competition on fewer misses.