Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chanelle Price Awarded Top Honors!

  • Rising star Chanelle Price had one of the best races in the history of high school track this year and no one is more deserving of accolades. At a ceremony on Wednesday, she was named 2007-08 Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

    Price is the first student-athlete from Pennsylvania to win such an award. She is also in the running for the Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the year. The winner will be announced at a ceremony before the ESPY Awards next year.

    Some of the past winners of the prestigious award include: Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix, Monique Henderson, and Sanya Richards.

    Price is currently ranked in the top 10 of all female 800-meter runners in the United States. The University of Tennessee recruit has qualified to compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials beginning June 27 to July 6 at the University of Oregon.

    Last month at the Pennsylvania state meet Price shattered the PIAA-AAA and National Federation record in the 800 in a time of 2:02.90.

    Earlier this month, fans saw her place sixth among the sport’s elite at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon with a stunning 2:01.61—registering the second best time in scholastic history.

    In the classroom, she has maintained a 99.28 average to be in the top five percent of her class.

    By Jay Hicks.

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