Shawnti Jackson Runs 6.98, Splits 23.47, 53.72 At Nationals

USATF Hershey Indoor National Results

Run U Xpress Results

The fastest time in the 55m Dash over the indoor season for high school girls was 7.01 by Jonah Ross of Garner, the NCHSAA 4A State Champion and All-American at New Balance Indoor Nationals.

Well, that mark was just eclipsed by 8th grader Shawnti Jackson with Run U Xpress this weekend.  Jackson won the 13-14 Year Old National Championship in the event clocking 6.98 by .01 seconds over Avery Lewis (Infinity Track Club).  The mark would be US#17 for high schoolers and her sub 7 second time was only repeated by 18 other girls in the country this indoor season.

Jackson's mark was good for a 13-14 Age Group National Record.

Jackson wasn't just a star in the 55m Dash.  She anchored her 13-14 Year Old Run U Xpress teammates to a National Championship in the 4x400m splitting 53.72 and to a Runner-Up finish in the 4x200m splitting 23.47!

These relay teams of 7th and 8th graders ran 1:43.13 and 3:55.98.  Those marks would be NC#5 and NC#3 for a North Carolina high school team this indoor season!

Jackson certainly comes from good genes.  Father and Run U Xpress Coach Bershawn Jackson was a bronze medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 400m Hurdles and a 2-Time World Champion in the event.

Though splits don't count as open marks in terms of records, her 4x200m and 4x400m splits would put her on par with the best high school athletes in the United States as well as one of the best in North Carolina Indoor history!  Only 4 North Carolina girls have ever broken 24 seconds indoors and only 2 have ever been under 54 seconds in the open events.

Just as we thought Kayla Davis had locked in a lot of North Carolina Age Group State and National Records for a while, her Run U Xpress teammate is looking fully capable to break those this outdoor season.   

Event 27  55 Meter Dash 13-14 Division Girls
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    Comp#  Name                Year Team                Finals
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Finals                                                         
  1 # 1907 Jackson, Shawnti   05 Run U Xpress              6.98
  2 # 1187 Lewis, Avery       05 Infinity Track            6.99
  3 # 1327 Campbell, Laila    05 Maryland Wings            7.25
  4 #  744 James, Cynteria    05 Down South X              7.26
  5 # 1028 Rawls-Fletcher, J  06 Greater Hous              7.27
  6 #  262 Bernard, Mirai     05 12-Unattached             7.37
  7 #  740 Braggs, Somiyah    05 Down South X              7.40
  8 #  927 King, Lailah       05 Full Speed A              7.48


Event 63  4x200 Meter Relay 13-14 Division Girls
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    Team                                                 Finals           
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Finals                                                                    
  1 Down South Xtreme Sports and  'A'                   1:42.66   4       
     1) #741 Green, Courtney 06         2) #740 Braggs, Somiyah 05        
     3) #742 Green, Damaria 05          4) #744 James, Cynteria 05        
     52.3292 (52.3292)     1:18.5442 (26.2150)     1:42.6572 (24.1130)    
  2 Run U Xpress  'A'                                   1:43.13   4       
     1) #1899 Dubose, Oteria 05         2) #1908 Kavanagh, Samatha 05     
     3) #1913 Scott, Ar Briel 05        4) #1907 Jackson, Shawnti 05      
     53.5902 (53.5902)     1:19.6502 (26.0600)     1:43.1212 (23.4710)    
  3 The Sprint Club  'A'                                1:44.59   4       
     1) #2115 Creary, Jalaia 06         2) #2116 Greene, Myla 05          
     3) #2117 Harrod, Alyssa 05         4) #2118 Imani-Wilson, Angel 05   
     52.0802 (52.0802)     1:19.4302 (27.3500)     1:44.5892 (25.1590)    
  4 Greater Houston Track  'A'                          1:44.88   4       
     1) #1025 Bennett, Aniyah 06        2) #1027 Haynes, Angel 05         
     3) #1028 Rawls-Fletcher, Jaeda 06  4) #1029 Simpson, Keniya 05       
     53.0372 (53.0372)     1:19.5782 (26.5410)     1:44.8792 (25.3010)  


Event 121  4x400 Meter Relay 13-14 Division Girls
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    Team                                                 Finals       
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Finals                                                                
  1 Run U Xpress  'A'                                   3:55.98   3   
     1) #1908 Kavanagh, Samatha 05      2) #1913 Scott, Ar Briel 05   
     3) #1899 Dubose, Oteria 05         4) #1907 Jackson, Shawnti 05  
       59.159 (59.159)       1:58.838 (59.679)     3:02.245 (1:03.407)
     3:55.973 (53.728)                                                
  2 Down South Xtreme Sports and  'A'                   3:57.85   3   
     1) #741 Green, Courtney 06         2) #740 Braggs, Somiyah 05    
     3) #742 Green, Damaria 05          4) #744 James, Cynteria 05    
       58.998 (58.998)       1:58.537 (59.539)     2:59.577 (1:01.040)
     3:57.850 (58.273)                                                
  3 Infinity Track  'A'                                 4:03.63   3   
     1) #1182 Buxton, Taleea 05         2) #1187 Lewis, Avery 05      
     3) #1198 Travis, Sabreeya 05       4) #1179 Bey-English, Kanai 06
   1:02.361 (1:02.361)       1:58.828 (56.467)     3:05.006 (1:06.178)
     4:03.626 (58.620)                                                
  4 Camden Track Club  'A'                              4:09.30   3   
     1) #479 Harley, Nadiah 06          2) #482 Harris, Darian 06     
     3) #494 Woolfolk, Alanna 05        4) #473 Dean, Djassi 05       
   1:05.122 (1:05.122)     2:06.394 (1:01.272)     3:07.567 (1:01.173)
   4:09.296 (1:01.729)                                                


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