Hard work and dedication are always critical for any standout athlete, yet good genes never hurt either.
Katlynn Slayton a junior at Woodrow Wilson High School in El Sereno competed in the CIF L.A City Section Northern League prelims and won her three races which were the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meter sprints. Katlynn is now qualified to run in the Northern League Championships that will take place friday May 13th 6pm at Sotomayor Learning Center.
Her father Arlin, ran track and played football and is the All-Time leading rusher. Arlin also holds several football records at Wilson high school. Her mother Christine was a three sport athlete participating in softball, basketball and track. Christine graduated with a 4.2 GPA and now has her masters degree.
Even before katlynn’s parents were competing in sports on the East Side her grand uncle Bill Slayton was a first team All-City running back at Garfield High in 1940, but is most widely recognized for his career as a manager and boxing trainer for ken Norton.
Katlynn’s grandpa also played football at Garfield High, while her grandma attended Roosevelt High School.
Katlynn (aka Kiki) has three siblings and is the oldest.
She currently holds a 4.2 GPA and would like to attend Stanford University.
Bill Slayton grew up in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. His early athletic success came on the football field. A running back at Garfield High, he was first team All-City in 1940.
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Katlynn’s father Arlin pictured top row far right playing for the Boyle Heights Wolfpack in 1991
Katlynn’s father Arlin and mother Christine graduated from Wilson high School in 1996
Arlin Slayton RB – East L.A College Huskies 2000
Arlin Slayton (pictured left ) Minnesota State University
Arlin Slayton (RB) East L.A College Huskies
Chips for Kids Bowl vs El Camino College 2000
Photos Courtesy of Jimmy Su Photography