It is awards season here at VYPE!
We welcome you to the Countdown to the 2021 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Over the next two weeks, we will be unveiling the finalists for the player of the year awards. Team and Coach of the Year awards will be announced LIVE during the Fourth Annual VYPE Awards.
The winners will be honored in a one-hour virtual show on Sunday, June 27 at 6 p.m. on VYPE Houston's website, Twitter account and on the VYPE Texas Facebook page and YouTube Channel! It will be an event to get dressed up for and to tune in to as it will be an evening full of special moments!
Let us get it started! Here are the finalists for Public School Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Year!
PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Amelia Flynt, Cinco Ranch
Cinco Ranch's Amelia Flynt capped an inspiring high school career as a state champion in both events, winning gold in the shot put with a throw of 46-feet, 5-inches and the discus with a throw of 173-feet, 7-inches at the UIL Class 6A state track and field meet. She will throw at Cal.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Tairah Johnson, Fort Bend Marshall
Fort Bend Marshall's Tairah Johnson had a day at the UIL state track meet.
The senior won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.77 just after winning gold with her 4x100-meter relay team that also won gold with a time of 46.34. She helped the Buffs make school history, winning their first-ever state track meet.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Kennedy Doakes, The Woodlands
Kennedy Doakes has the lineage. Her dad, Ray, was a jumper at Arkansas and watched intently as his daughter built her resume. Well, her resume added some superlatives as Doakes won gold in the high jump at 5 feet, 9 inches and finished her day by taking bronze in the triple jump at 39-5.00 in the UIL Class 6A State Meet. She has signed with Kansas.
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