published Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Tory Kemp: Female Athlete of the Year, John Phillips Award

Female Athlete of the Year

Tory Kemp

Girls Preparatory School, Senior

John Phillips Award

Outstanding Achievement in Track and Field

Why she won

A state track qualifier since eighth grade with firsts or seconds in eight events the previous two years, she became the biggest story of the 2012 state meet by winning five individual state titles, including four in one day. Three days after winning the grueling pentathlon, the North Carolina signee won state titles in the long jump, triple jump, 100-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles. In winning all five events she entered, the state maximum, Kemp set school records in four. Kemp was also an all-star selection in volleyball and basketball as a senior.

“This has been the best season I’ve had so far, which makes this even more special. I run with a lot of these people on my AAU track team, and just knowing them makes it very special.”

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