CHICAGO — Angellica Street of Columbia Falls was named Montana’s 2019 Gatorade girls track and field athlete of the year on Thursday. Street is the first winner of the award to be chosen from Columbia Falls.
The 5-foot-5 junior won the javelin with a state-record throw of 156 feet, 11 inches at the Class A state championships this past season, leading the Wildkats to a sixth-place finish as a team. Street threw a personal-best toss of 158-8, which ranked No. 4 in the nation among prep competitors at the time of her selection, at a meet in May. She also took third in the shot put and 13th in the discus at the state meet.
Street has volunteered locally as a youth track coach.
“Angellica Street is unbeatable in the javelin and her progress this year was amazing,” said Corvallis coach Spencer Huls. “I think that her arm speed is unmatched and that she’s worked extremely hard to improve her form to go along with the incredible arm speed and strength.”
Street has maintained a B average in the classroom. She will begin her senior year of high school this fall.
Street joins recent winners Camila Noe (2018, Bozeman), Annie Hill (2017, Kalispell Glacier), Christina Aragon (2015 and 2016, Billings Senior), and Erika McLeod (2014, Butte) among the state’s list of former award winners.