Shawnti Jackson (South Granville) had nothing left to prove. She is already one of the greatest prep sprinters in high school history, and holds multiple state and national records.
However, the one record that has been right within her grasp was Gaby Mayo's 200m record of 22.88 from 2006.
Jackson was already NC No. 2 all-time with her personal best of 23.06, but she wanted that time under 23.00. With conditions as perfect as you could ask for, Jackson dug deep in her fourth and final event of the day and pulled out an all-time run.
Off the gun, she shot to the lead, making up the stagger on her inside opponents. The crowd all stopped and watched as Jackson made her way down the light blue North Carolina A&T track for the final time. She crossed the line, jumped up and yelled, because she just knew it.
North Carolina state record, and United States No. 9 all-time. Just dominance.
To top it off, the Arkansas signee ran a state meet record of 11.33 in the 100, and another state meet record of 53.02 in the 400m. She also anchored home South Granville's winning 4x200m relay.
During indoor season, she ran the 200m indoor national record of 22.91, surpassing Allyson Felix's mark from 20 years prior. She also ran a national record in the indoor 300m, clocking 36.63. To top if off, she reset her own indoor 60m dash national record.
Jackson hangs up her high school uniform with three national records and four state records.
State 200m All-Time Rankings
May 20, 2023