High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Skyler Carpenter

Indiana Girls Track AOY: Skyler Carpenter

June, 20, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2012 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 50 fellow Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athletes of the Year winners, click here.


THE WINNER: Skyler Carpenter

THE BASICS

School: Westview (Topeka, Ind.)
Grade: Senior
Event(s): Hurdles/jumps
Height: 5-foot-7

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Carpenter won three individual state championships this spring and led the Warriors to a fourth-place finish as a team. She won the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.13 seconds, the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 42.20 and soared 18 feet, 10.5 inches to capture the long jump. Carpenter was also named Indiana Ms. Track and Field.

Academic excellence: Carpenter has maintained a 4.05 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: Also a soccer and basketball standout, she has volunteered locally on behalf of an elementary school reading program and an area Boys and Girls Club.

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