Watch Makayla Paige's 1:29.70 600m at the MIAA D3 Championships.
Tewksbury Memorial's Makayla Paige has earned Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year Honors for the 2019-2020 season.
Though the 2020 Track & Field season was cut short due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Paige showed off her range in the indoor season with state leading marks in the 400m, 500m, 600m and 800m while also ranking at the top of the state in the 300m and 1000m.
Paige was the national leader this indoor season with her 1:29.70 600m, ranked US#3 in the 500m at 1:12.35 and US#8 in the 800m at 2:08.01.
"The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic
achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Paige as Massachusetts's best
high school girls track & field athlete."
Only a junior, Paige will be back in the 2021 season where she'll continue to build on her legacy and continue to leave her mark on the Massachusetts record books. Also, now a two time recipient of this award she will look to join Arantxa King (Medford, 2003) as the only two three time winners in state history next season.
1985-1986 - Pam Connell - Norwell
1986-1987 - Tasha Downing - Boston Tech
1987-1988 - Tasha Downing - Boston Tech
1988-1989 - Alicia Porro - Norwell
1989-1990 - Alicia Porro - Norwell
1990-1991 - Leanna Burke - Randolph
1991-1992 - Tammy Peeples - Weston
1992-1993 - Sarah Meeks - Norwood
1993-1994 - Sara Majka - Falmouth
1994-1995 - Mary Cobb - Pittsfield
1995-1996 - Heather Francis - Darmouth
1996-1997 - Melissa Feinstein - Weston
1997-1998 - Melissa Sherman - Dennis Yarmouth Regional
1998-1999 - Sheela Agrawal - Joseph Case
1999-2000 - Shalane Flanagan - Marblehead
2000-2001 - Samantha Shepard - Weston
2001-2002 - Samantha Shepard - Weston
2002-2003 - Arianna Lambie - Bromfield
2003-2004 - Lindsay Donaldson - Lincoln-Sudbury Regional
2004-2005 - Arantxa King - Medford
2005-2006 - Arantxa King - Medford
2006-2007 - Arantxa King - Medford
2007-2008 - Emily Jones - The Bromfield School
2008-2009 - Emily Jones - The Bromfield School
2009-2010 - Deanna Latham - Triton Regional
2010-2011 - Nadia Eke - Holy Name Central Catholic
2011-2012 - Carla Forbes - Newton North
2012-2013 - Karina Shepard - Dracut
2013-2014 - Karina Shepard - Dracut
2014-2015 - Brianna Duncan - Cambridge Rindge & Latin
2015-2016 - Margie Cullen - Needham
2016-2017 - Clare Martin - Newton South
2017-2018 - Samantha Friborg - Acton-Boxborough Regional
2018-2019 - Makayla Paige - Tewksbury Memorial
2019-2020 - Makayla Paige - Tewksbury Memorial