West Mecklenburg senior Sanu Jallow announced her decision on National Signing Day to sign with the Aggies of Texas A&M. Jallow is already the NC No. 4 all-time 800m runner, and will look only to improve on that this upcoming season. The Aggies have a long history of talented middle-distance women to come through their ranks, most notably collegiate 800m record holder Athing Mu.
Jallow is coming off a track season where she won the NCHSAA 4A 800m crown and clocked 2:07.78. In 2020 as a sophomore, Jallow won the NCHSAA 4A Indoor 500m crown in 1:15.00. With indoor track back in full swing Jallow may drop some serious 500m and 1000m performances.
Jallow managed to take a visit out to College Station earlier this season, where she just fell in love with the environment.
"Actually, they were my first visit and it was amazing", Jallow said, "as soon as I stepped on campus I fell in love."
Legacy and team chemistry are important to Jallow, which is exactly why Texas A&M was the right fit for her.
"I wanted to see the team chemistry...I wanted to see the history of success in my events."
Jallow thinks working with Coach Mallard will be key to the next step in her development.
"I've watched a lot of the workouts and I liked the energy Coach Mallard gives. He caters to their [the team's] strengths and focuses on the strengths of each individual."
Jallow holds personal bests of:
100m - 11.88
200m - 24.16
400m - 53.71
500m - 1:15.00
800m - 2:07.78
Texas A&M was runner-up to USC in the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship