Morgan Smalls Earns North Carolina Gatorade POY Honors

Morgan Smalls (Panther Creek) has been recognized as the Gatorade North Carolina Girls Track & Field Player Of The Year.

"The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track, distinguishes Smalls as North Carolina's best high school girls track & field athlete."

Smalls has had a career year on the track winning Outdoor High Jump and Triple Jump State Titles, Indoor High Jump, Triple Jump and Long Jump State Titles, Outdoor Long Jump and 400m Dash runner-up finishes, Indoor and Outdoor National titles in the High Jump, Indoor and Outdoor All-American honors in the Triple Jump and Indoor All-American honors in the Long Jump.

Only a junior, Smalls currently sits at US No. 4 All-Time in the High Jump and set the National Meet Records both indoors and outdoors this year.

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Girls Track & Field

1986- Pam Doggett, Dudley

1987- Francis Dumas, T.C. Roberson

1988- L'Tania Hall, Washington

1989- Melissa Morrison, A.L. Brown

1990- Nikki Friday, Lexington

1991- Tonya Avery, Jacksonville

1992- Ami Herrman, Providence

1993- Karen Godlock, Polk County

1994- DeAnne Davis, Cummings

1995- Twyla Smith, Pinecrest

1996- Adriane Sims, Byrd

1997- Adriane Sims, Byrd

1998- Demetria Washington, Sanford

1999- Kim Jones, Grimsley

2000- Latasha Pharr, North Rowan

2001- Latasha Pharr, North Rowan

2002- Julia Lucas, Myers Park

2003- Mackenzie Pierce, Forsyth Country Day

2004- Mackenzie Pierce, Forsyth Country Day

2005- Kamorean Hayes, Harding

2006- Gabby Mayo, Southeast Raleigh

2007- Gabby Mayo, Southeast Raleigh

2008- Jacinda Evans, Southern Durham

2009- Aslynn Halvorson, Butler

2010- Sanura Eley O'Reilly, Jack Britt

2011- Keni Harrison, Clayton

2012- Wesley Frazier, Ravenscroft

2013- Wesley Frazier, Ravenscroft

2014- Sydnei Murphy, Apex

2015- Anna Cockrell, Providence Day

2016- Anna Cockrell, Providence Day

2017- Tamara Clark, High Point Central

2018 - Veronica Fraley, Wakefield

2019 - Morgan Smalls, Panther Creek