Original Article by Rodney Page and Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writers
Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Sept. 16-Friday, Sept. 22. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.
McKenna Smith, swimming, Academy at the Lakes: A state qualifier as a middle-schooler last year, the freshman has continued her meteoric rise and won the 100 free in 52.83 at last weekend’s Tampa Bay Classic.