Kayla Robinson - 2012 Female Athlete of the Year
Kayla has been participating in the “Games” for 4 years. Kayla Robinson is a very committed, motivated, and talented athlete. Since age 11, Kayla has held the CT State Champion title in the High Jump and Long Jump and has also earned the State AAU Champion title in the Shot Put, Long Jump and High Jump. Her performances ranked her 1st on the National Elite Honor Roll in the AAU National Rankings in her age group for the Pentathlon. In the 2012 Nutmeg State Games she successfully defended her title in the Long Jump and High Jump, also receiving a silver medal in the Shot Put and 100m dash. She also helped lead her basketball team to the gold medal game. Currently, Kayla holds 8 Gold Medals from the Nutmeg State Games and tied the all time record in her age group with a 4’04 High Jump this past year. Kayla also excels in the classroom, participating in the honors program at her high school for the past 3 years, and being elected to the Student Council for 2009-2010. Maloney Magnet School awarded her with the American Citizenship Award the past 2 years. Kayla Robinson truly represents the spirit of amateur athletics and we are proud to honor her with the 2012 Nutmeg State Games Athlete of the Year award.