In order to be
the best, you need to show dedication
and train. On the other hand, you also
need to make sure that you are having
the time of your life at the same time.
This year’s female athlete of the year,
Katie Cartwright, made sure to do both
Cartwright was a two-sport star during
her final year at Corona del Sol High
co-captained the ladies state champion
soccer team as well as flirted with the
medal stand during the track state
championships on numerous occasions.
the previous soccer season, Cartwright
shared time between center back and
forward positions. She helped lead the
team to a 24-2-1 record and the regional
and state titles.
Cartwright’s track season came to a slow
start after a ankle sprain suffered from
the end of soccer season. However,
Cartwright still proved to the state
that she was a force not to be reckoned
with. At the regional meet, she took
first place in the 300-meter hurdles and
second place in the long jump.
state meet, she was the runner up in the
300-meter hurdles but at the same time
set a Corona school record at 44.43
seconds. The performance was good for a
spot on the all-state second track team.
Cartwright earned the Joe Sellah Award
in track—recognition given to a Tempe
student who shows excellence on the
field and good character off the field.
addition to her lofty athletic resume,
Cartwright was also editor and chief of
Corona’s award winning yearbook. She
also had positions in student council,
National Honor Society, Lettermen’s Club
and the National Charity League.
I like to be active,” Cartwright said.
“I can’t stand to just sit around; I
always have to be out doing something.”
Cartwright plans to attend the
University of California at Berkeley,
where she will be a walk-on competitor.
She will be a teammate with Corona grad