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Girls track athlete of the week: Kaitlyn Merritt, Santa Margarita
Merritt set a new national high school federation record for freshman in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet, three inches to win the Division 3 title at the CIF-SS Divisional Finals. The Eagles freshman currently has the top clearance in the state this season and is tied for the third best clearance in the country. Her record vault also moved her into second place on the county’s all-time list.