Apr 5, 2016
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El Cerrito High’s Kaylah Robinson won two events at the prestigious Stanford University Invitational Meet over the weekend, leading to her nomination for Athlete of the Week honors.

The Stanford Invitational took place Friday and Saturday and included thousands of track and field athletes from 110 colleges and universities as well as high schools and other programs. The meet offers opportunities for athletes to qualify for the NCAA preliminaries and the US Olympic Team Trials.

Robinson, only a junior at El Cerrito High, won the 100m race with a personal record of 11.97. And then just 20 minutes later, she won the 100m hurdles, finishing at 14.06.

It caps a strong start to the new year, where Robinson took first place in the same two events at the San Leandro Invitational. She also won the 200m at the Skyline Invitational. Last year, she won the Tri County Athletic League Finals in the 100m, 200m and 100m hurdles. And at the California State Championship Finals last year, she took 7th in the 100m hurdles. Check out more of her results here.

Now, Robinson’s supporters are asking for the community’s help. She is nominated to be Athlete of the Week. Click this link and scroll down toward the bottom of the page to vote for Robinson.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.