Swoopes, Simmons up for MileSplit Female Player of the Week

Two local track and field athletes are up for a state performer of the week award.

Whitewright junior Zada Swoopes and Leonard sophomore Kelcie Simmons are finalist for the Texas Mile Split Female Performer of the Week.

Swoopes is coming off a sophomore campaign in which she won the 3A State Championship in discuss. Coming into this track season she has garnered the seventh overall ranking in the U.S. for discus.

Last week Simmons upset last year's 6A state runner up in the 200 meter dash, completing it in 24.8 seconds. She also ran the 100 meters in a time of 11.54.

Click the link to vote: MileSplitTX Female Performer of the Week