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TN's Kethlin Campbell named 2017 NHSCA Girls' Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Tuesday, June 27, 2017  
Posted by: Mattie Potter
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The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) is pleased to announce Kethlin Campbell of Shelbyville Central High School in Shelbyville, Tennessee as the 2017 NHSCA National High School Senior Girls’ Track and Athlete of the Year.

 

 

Campbell captured three gold medals this past year by winning the 100- and 200 meter dash titles, plus the long jump at the Class AAA championships.  Her winning jump of 20-feet 3.5 inches was the sixth best in the nation in the spring during the 2016-17 school year. Campbell also won the Tennessee Indoor State Championship in the 200-meter dash and she’s the 60 meter state record holder.  Campbell won over 30 medals during his scholastic career.

 

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Campbell, who owns a 3.98 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars.  She’ll attend Duke on a track and field scholarship.

 

 

Campbell was also Gatorade’s Tennessee Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

 

 

“Kethlin is an excellent example what this award stands for,” said Eric Hess, Executive Director of the NHSCA.  “Kethlin has excelled on in sports and in the classroom.  We congratulate her on an outstanding high school career and wish her good luck in college.”

 

 

Campbell is the first Tennessee student-athlete to win the NHSCA Girls’ Track and Field Athlete of the Year Award. 

 

This the 18th year straight year the NHSCA will honor achievers in the high school athletic community nationwide with its Athlete of the Year Award in 20 boys’ and girls’ sports.  Other winners will be announced throughout the rest of the 2016-2017 school year.

 

 

Each one of the honorees will receive a beautiful trophy, plus they will be honored in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum that the NHSCA will be building in the near future.

 

Below are the NHSCA’s past selections for the Girls’ Track and Field Athlete of the Year:

2016 – Cassondra Hall, Warner Robins HS, Georgia

2015 – Jasmyne Graham, Roosevelt HS, California

2014 – Ariana Washington, Long Beach Poly, California

2013 – Haley Couser – Gresham HS, Oregon

2012 -  Shelbi Vaughan – Legacy HS, Texas

2011 – Morgann LeLeux – Catholic HS, Louisiana

2010 – A’Lexus Brannon – Ozen HS, Texas

2009 – Tohi Young – Del City HS, Oklahoma

2008 – Emily Reese – Chamblee HS, Georgia

2007 – Bianca Knight – Ridgeland HS, Mississippi

2006 – Griffin Matthew – Niwot HS, Colorado

2005 – Alexandra Anderson – Morgan Park HS, Illinois

2004 – Ashley Owens – Liberty HS, Colorado

2003 – Allyson Felix – Los Angeles Baptist HS, California

2002 – Sally Meyerhoff – Mountain Pointe HS, Arizona

2001 – Monique Henderson – Morse HS, California

 


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