Hatton's Eva Armstead overcame past setbacks to become a track and field champion, redeeming last year's disqualification at the state meet and setting a state record in the 400-meter sprint.

By the Numbers
  • Armstead won the 2024 girls track and field Athlete of the Year.
  • She claimed victories in the 400-meter sprint, 200-meter sprint, and long jump at the state meet.
Yes, But

Although Armstead faced initial reluctance and self-doubt, she found a new determination to succeed in track.

State of Play
  • Armstead's success at the state meet marked a significant turning point in her track career.
  • She plans to pursue track in college and has gained confidence and valuable life lessons through the sport.
What's Next

Armstead is determined to continue excelling in track and hopes to carry her success forward in college.

Bottom Line

Eva Armstead's journey from disqualification to state champion exemplifies the transformative power of perseverance and self-belief in achieving athletic success.