In its 35th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Chanice Spicer of Brewbaker Tech as its 2019-20 Gatorade Alabama Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Spicer is the first Gatorade Alabama Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Brewbaker Tech.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Spicer as Alabama's best high school girls track & field athlete. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year award to be announced in June, Spicer joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports, including Lolo Jones (1997-98, Roosevelt High School, Iowa), Allyson Felix (2002-03, Los Angeles Baptist High School, Calif.), Robert Griffin III (2006-07, Copperas Cove High School, Texas), Grant Fisher (2013-14 & 2014-15, Grand Blanc High School, Mich.) and Candace Hill (2014-15, Rockdale County High School, Ga.).
The 5-foot-3 junior won the 60-meter dash and the 400-meter run at the 2020 Indoor AHSAA State Indoor 1A-7A Championship. In her lone outdoor meet of the abbreviated 2020 season, she swept the 200, 400 and 800 at the Auburn Early Bird. In 2019, Spicer broke the tape in the 100, 200 and 400 at the State Outdoor 4A-7A Championship. She owns the state record in the 100 and 200. A nine-time state champion indoors and outdoors, her personal-best 200 clocking of 24.24 seconds ranked No. 104 nationally among prep competitors in the event in 2019. Her indoor PR in the 400 (55.61) ranked No. 24 in 2020.