As a senior at Carson, Reign Redmond became the City Section Champion in the 100m (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

Carson graduating senior Reign Redmond is heading to the University of Georgia to compete on their track and field team. She looks forward to being under the tutelage of Bulldogs director of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Caryl Smith Gilbert.

After she became the CIF State champion in the girl’s 100m in 2022, Georgia was one of the many schools that showed interest in her.

“My coach told me that USC, Oregon, and Georgia called, and I literally busted out into tears,” Redmond said. “It was just a Blessing, truly just thanking God every time I think about my recruiting process and how God has been on my side.”

Redmond mentioned how she enjoyed the close-knit atmosphere at Georgia and how she enjoyed the time she spent with the team.

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“The atmosphere was really cool. It was very small, a very small town,” Redmond said. “Everyone was super nice.”

Redmond came in first in the 100m and 200m during the CIF City Section Championships. She ran 100m in 11.47s, coming in first in the CIF State prelims.

This past season, Redmond was named as team captain although she would run practices when the coaches weren’t present throughout her time at Carson.

“It felt good, I was like “you guys really trust me, you guys see me as a leader who can lead the team even when our coach is not here who could help us be successful,”” Redmond said.

This season marked the eighth consecutive City Section Championship for the Colts’ girl’s track and field team. Redmond takes pride in adding on Carson’s prestigious legacy in girl’s track and field.

“This year, don’t have as many girls as we had last year, so our mindset is like ‘we need to come back and do it again,’” she said. “We have that drive, we all go top three in our events.”

Redmond knows the importance of prioritizing her academics as it is a gateway to athletics.

“If I don’t perform in the classroom, then I won’t be able to run,” she said. “Taking care of business in the classroom is even more important than taking care of things on the track because without the classroom, I can’t get on the track.”

Outside of academics and athletics, Redmond was a member of the Social Justice and Technology Club. She was also vice president of Carson as a senior and helped recruit middle school students.

“I give tours to incoming ninth graders or I’ll go to community day and tell them about how we code different things … and different social justice issues we learned about and how we make websites for them,” Redmond said. “I give tours to the families and tell them about our school and why it would be a good fit for their child to come here.”