The Monroe senior might be "girly" off the track, but when the gun fires she takes care of business for herself and her team.
Back on March 24th, Janeiyah Collins ran 43.86 for the 300 Hurdles at the Queen City Relays. Now, here we are during the first week of state meets, and her time is still #1 in the state. I think that exemplifies Janieyah in many ways: she probably deserves more recgonition than she gets, but she has quietly been putting up great numbers across multiple events for a few years now. The defending 1A champion in the 300 hurdles, she has also competed in all sprints from 100 to 400, the 100 hurdles, the long jump, and three relays. She made it clear during her interview that she would do whatever events gave her team the greatest chance for success, and it is always nice to meet a star athlete who is still humble enough to sacrifice her own wishes for the betterment of a group. It is clear that she is a hard worker in practice, too, and she has extremely high expectations for herself and her peers. After finishing third as a team in both last year's outdoor state meet and this winter's indoor state meet, I know the girls at Monroe are hungry to bring home a title for their senior leader before she moves on to the next level.