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The Best of 2011-2012: Runners-up in girls athlete of the year voting
2. JAVANIQUE BURRUSS, LOUISA
This junior set Group AA records in the long jump and 55-meter hurdles at the indoor state track and field meet in February.
She became the first-ever Fredericksburg-area girl to clear 20 feet in the long jump.
She won state championships in the long jump, triple jump and 100 hurdles at the outdoor meet last month.
She was a first-team all-Jefferson District basketball selection.
3. ASHLEY HINTON, STAFFORD
This sophomore placed second in the Northwest Region gymnastics meet’s all-around competition.
She won the Commonwealth District title in the balance beam and was second all-around.
She finished second in the pole vault at the Group AAA track and field meet when she cleared 11 feet.
She won the Northwest Region title in the pole vault.
4. KIMBERLEY FICENEC, MOUNTAIN VIEW
This University of Alabama-bound senior won the Group AAA title in the 1,000 at the indoor meet in February.
She won Commonwealth District titles in the 400, 800 and 1,600.
She placed second in the state and Northwest Region in the 800.
She finished second in the district and second in the region in cross country.
5. KATRINA HOUSTON, NORTH STAFFORD
She was The Free Lance–Star player of the year in volleyball.
She was also the Commonwealth District player of the year as she led the league in kills (325).
She was named first-team all-Northwest Region and was an honorable mention all-Group AAA selection.
She’ll compete for Division I Charleston Southern University this fall.