Track Signee Alyssa McBride Named 2012 Gatorade Ohio Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year|
June 26, 2012
CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati track and field signee Alyssa McBride (Bryan, Ohio/Bryan) was named the 2011-12 Gatorade Ohio Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year, The Gatorade Company and ESPNHS announced.
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 McBride as Ohio's best high school girls track & field athlete.
McBride cleared 13-01, an Ohio state record for all divisions, in the pole vault to win the OHSAA Division II State Championship, which ranked as the nation's No. 10 clearance among prep competitors in 2012 at the time of her selection. McBride is a four-time District champion and also won the pole vault at the New Balance Indoor Nationals.
With her win, McBride is a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year award to be announced in June.