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Gatorade names Grizzle track athlete of year

Roxi Grizzle unleashes a state-record throw of 165 feet, 5 inches in the girls javelin to win a state title Saturday in Wichita.

Roxi Grizzle unleashes a state-record throw of 165 feet, 5 inches in the girls javelin to win a state title Saturday in Wichita.

June 18, 2008, 10:27 a.m.

Updated: June 20, 2008, 9:55 a.m.

6News Video: Tonganoxie senior wins Gatorade state track award

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For the second straight year, the Gatorade Kansas high school girls' track and field athlete of the year is a Tonganoxie Chieftain. For the second straight year, it's the same Tonganoxie Chieftain. Enlarge video

Tonganoxie's Roxi Grizzle has been named Gatorade's Kansas girls track and field athlete of year for the second year in a row.

As a senior javelin thrower at Tonganoxie High, Grizzle established a Class 4A state record with a throw of 165 feet, 5 inches. It was also the fourth best throw in the nation and the eighth best in U.S. prep history.

Grizzle, who has signed a national letter of intent with Nebraska, also posted a 3.41 grade point average.

"She was great last year, too," Tonganoxie coach Chris Weller said, "but she was much more consistent this year. She had big throws in every meet."

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