JaEra Griffin has turned people's heads from left to right as she's zoomed past them on the track for several years now. In 7th grade, she ran a 24.68 200 and a 55.79 400 at the Texas A&M Indoor Classic. She was 13. The rules at A&M forced her out of the finals, and she was DQ'd due to age. Unfazed, she's now Texas' leader in the 100 meters, posting an 11.73 on March 9, 2018 at the Lancaster Meet of Champions. This time ranks fifth in the nation, regardless of age. JaEra'
"Those who don't jump will never fly." That's the tag line of the new venture for Texas' most decorated high school athlete. "Jump Academy aims to be premier in athletic services among aspiring athletes across the nation. As a State Record Holder, National Record Holder, International Champion, collegiate athlete, and Head Track Coach, Ychlindria brings a wealth of unique perspectives to her craft." We caught up with the Texas Track & Field Hall of Famer and entrepreneur to e
In an age of athletic specialization and territorial coaching versus multi-sport athletes, how great is it to see more freshmen succeed on the track who also succeed in other sports? This week's edition of Freshmen Focus highlights two youngsters who not only play other sports, but also do more than simply contribute to their respective high school teams - they excel. Let's start with Shelton's Trinity Byars, who won the 100 and 200 at this past weekend's Greenhill Relays.