Jalaysi'ya Smith won the UIL 6A girls 100 hurdles
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6A Girls 100h
Jalaysi'ya didn't have the best start of the field as she was in a hole to Dickinson's Destiny Smith for the first two hurdles. The All-American didn't panic and by the third hurdle she pulled even with Destiny and by hurdle six, she began to slightly pull away.
She was quick over the last two hurdles to create space and power home to the finish. With the wind(+6.1) at her back, she would win the gold and a new record with a time of 12:93. There was a close contest for the silver and bronze with Destiny taking 2nd place with a time of 13.72, and Jaiya Covington a junior from Houston Eisenhower coming across the line in third place to win the bronze medal with a time of 13.78
6A GIRLS 100 METER HURDLES FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Jalaysi'ya Smith 12 DeSoto 12.93 6.1 1 2 Destiny Smith 12 Dickinson 13.22 6.1 1 3 Jaiya Covington 11 Aldine Eisenhower 13.28 6.1 1 4 Morgan Taylor 12 Summer Creek 13.29 6.1 1 5 Rylee Hampton 9 Cypress Ridge 13.76 6.1 1 6 Eva Vreeland 11 Flower Mound 14.24 6.1 1 7 Janet Nkwoparah 11 Arlington Bowie 14.50 6.1 1 8 Maci Simmons 12 Austin Vandegrift 14.62 6.1 1 9 Kajia Wilson 11 San Antonio Brennan 14.97 6.1 1
Summer Creek hurdler Morgan Taylor won the UIL 6A girls 300 hurdles from lane eight
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6A Girls 300h
Later in the afternoon, the Smiths were back at it agin in the 300 hurdles, but it was Morgan Taylor a senior from Humble Summer Creek who was flawless in her dissection of the 300hurdles. Out of lane eight, she had a fast start and put the pressure on the rest of the field. Taylor led down the backstretch heading into the curve, but it Destiny applying pressure coming off the turn.
Taylor, who hadn't seen anyone for most of the race wasn't ready to start seeing anyone in front of her and continued to turn things up and pull away. The race was for second and third places with Jalaysi'ya and Destiny battling it out again. Taylor captured the gold with a time of 42.28, Jalaysi'ya Smith won the silver medal with a time of 42:26, and Destiny Smith came in third place with a time of 42.65.
6A GIRLS 300 METER HURDLES FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Morgan Taylor 12 Summer Creek 42.28 1 2 Jalaysi'ya Smith 12 DeSoto 42.46 1 3 Destiny Smith 12 Dickinson 42.65 1 4 Logan Neely 12 DeSoto 42.92 1 5 Olivia Lueking 12 Clear Creek 43.25 1 6 Maci Simmons 12 Austin Vandegrift 44.24 1 7 Kim Ume-ezeoke 11 Lewisville Marcus 44.25 1 8 Sidney Green 11 Allen 44.85 1 9 Taylen Wise 11 San Antonio Reagan 45.36 1