Santa Margarita's Merritt is 2012-13 athlete of the year
Santa Margarita pole vaulter Kaitlyn Merritt produced several spectacular achievements that brought her national notoriety during the 2013 track and field season.
But the 16-year-old gymnast-turned-track star refused to let the attention distract her, using it instead to further fuel her dedication to master her craft.
That combination of athleticism, passion and work ethic made it possible for the sophomore to enjoy a season filled with achievement and success.
It also helped Merritt earn the honor of being recognized as the Orange County ...Click Here to login and see more!