Freshman Focus - JaEra Griffin
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.
60 meters - 7.61 - Dunamis Indoor - February 10, 2017
200 meters outdoor - 24.12 - USATF Region 12 JO Championship - 2015
200 meters indoor - 24.52 - Texas Tech Under Armour High School Classic - January 20, 2018
400 meters outdoor - 54.71 - USATF Region 12 JO Championship - 2015
400 meters indoor - 55.79 - Texas Tech Under Armour High School Classic
The DeSoto High School / North Texas Cheetahs Track Club product will no doubt thrill crowds throughout the remainder of her high school career. [Picture by MileSplit]