Skyy Dixon chooses Duke
A little over two weeks ago, we did a feature that included high school sprinter, Skyy Dixon of Providence School in Jacksonville, Florida. Dixon was considering competing as a collegiate athlete at South Florida, University of Miami, Penn and Duke. On Nov. 24, the state champ in the 100 and 200 meters chose Duke University. Winners Only was able to get an interview about Dixon's decision process and what she plans to do academically while competing for the Blue Devils.
The Next Ones III
Kylee King, Oak Park High School, Oak Park, Michigan Schools of Interest: Florida A&M, North Carolina A&T, Hampton Kylee King had a very successful 2023 season which has led to interests from some successful track and field programs. King was a state runner-up in the 800 meters after winning regional and county championships. Twenty-one days later she ran a career best time of 2:10.60 at the NYC Grand Prix which was the third best time out of any high school athlete in the state of Michigan. After her win in New York, she also grabbed a victory at the AAU Junior Olympic Games for the second straight season.
It has become tradition over the past few seasons for collegiate track and field athletes to take over on Instagram as they show off their media day photos (see the cover picture). As we prepare for the indoor season, let's take a look at the first installment of our women's track and field preview series, "Fly Girls."
Same Faces, New Places 2
Hayley Manners - New Place: UCF - Old Place: Central Michigan Leaving the cold of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Hayley Manners, a native of another frigid city Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, will compete for UCF in sunny Orlando, Florida. The 2022 long jump indoor champ of the Mid-American Conference, Manners collected an amount of medals that most jumpers during her stint in the conference wish they could have. She claimed her first in a silver medal winning result at the 2021 Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships in the long jump. After winning gold in 2022, she recorded another silver medal win at the 2023 indoor conference meet. The Canadian wrapped up her career at Central Michigan with a long jump bronze medal at last season's outdoor Mid-American Conference meet, to go along with top five finishes in the triple jump and 400-meter relay. Her final meet as a Chippawa was her first regional performance as she competed in the long jump at the East First Round.