2021 - 2022 NEW JERSEY
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ANGELINA
PEREZ
DISTANCE
LAKELAND REGIONAL HS
WANAQUE, NEW JERSEY
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-3
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 9:53.29
GROUP 2 STATE MEET - 3200M
1ST - 4:48.68
GROUP 2 STATE MEET - 1600M
1ST - 10:03.18
NEW BALANCE NATIONALS OUTDOOR - 2-MILE
“Angelina had an unbelievable finish to an already illustrious career. I feel she’s meant more to the team, school and community than any other athlete, ever. She’s a remarkable young lady who will be remembered for what she did for her teammates while also capturing national records and championships.”
Damiano Confort
Head Coach - Lakeland coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-3 senior set a state record of 9:53.29 in the 3200-meter run at the Group 2 state meet this past season, which ranked as the nation’s No. 3 performance among prep competitors in 2022. The state’s reigning Gatorade Player of the Year in girls cross country, Perez also won the Group 2 1600-meter run with a time of 4:48.68. She claimed a national title in the 2-mile run with a clocking of 10:03.18 at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor in Pennsylvania, then returned the next day to New Jersey and won the 3200 at the Meet of Champions.

Academic Achievement


Perez has maintained a weighted 4.29 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Florida this fall.

Exemplary Character


Perez has raised funds on behalf of both breast cancer research and mental health awareness, and has volunteered locally for her public library as well as trail clean-up initiatives and charity road races.