Abby Elmore And Yierra Flemings Are Elite Level Athletes

Yierra Flemings (L) and Abby Elmore (R) will highlight the UIL State track meet and will even go head-to-head in the 3A girls long jump and 100H



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The UIL 3A girls classification just might have some one of the most versatile girls track and field athletes in the entire state of Texas.

There are the likes of Randolph junior Taylor Nunez and Goliad senior Kyla Hill. Nunez competes in the sprints and jumps while Hill meets her in the jump events and flourishes in the hurdles as well.

Not only is it physically and mentally demanding on athlete to do multiple events at the state meet, but doing it after warming up across the street and then being transported to a different site to compete is an additional twist. Add competing against the best athletes in the state provides and additional level of difficulty.

There are two girls who consistently are not only versatile, not only good, but they are national and elite level good.

Yierra Flemings (Cameron Yoe) and Abby Elmore (Gunter) will enter next weekend having already won state titles, but they on a whole other level than almost everyone in the country in their events.

Yes, that was plural. These two seniors are top-notch over multiple events.

Yierra Flemings

Flemings won a state championship in just her first semester of high school. At the end of the 2020 cross country season, she stood atop the awards stand in Round Rock at the UIL 4A cross country state meet. Later in the spring, she would add a state title in the 400m (54.98).

Over the years, more medals from the state meet would follow with a few of them being gold.

Last season, however, was epic for Flemings. She would encapsulate the previous years succes all into one season and more specifically one state meet.

Per usual for Flemings, last year began in the field events. She started the day with a runner-up finish in the long jump and third place in the triple jump.

Yierra Flemings poses for a photo at the Texas A&M Bluebonnet Inv.

Two gold medals were added last year on the track. One came in the 100-meter hurdles and the other was in the 400m, again. That was the third consecutive UIL 4A win in the 400m and this one came with a 54.51 performance, which was the UIL 4A state meet record.

Her overall solo performances last year totaled 34 points, which was good enough for a sixth place finish in the overall team standings.

This season, even before getting to the state met, Flemings has already turned in the US No. 1 ranked performance in the 300-meter hurdles with her 40.74 run back in March. Not only does she lead the country, but she is the third fastest Texan of all-time in the event.

The Texas A&M signee will head to Austin with the second best regional performance in the 3A 100-meter hurdles, the third fastest 400m regional performances, the fourth best long jump regional performance, as well as the third best triple jump regional mark.

Abby Elmore

Last year's state meet was nearly the heptathlon event for Elmore. She competed in a total of five individual events and medaled in four of them. 

Things began in the field on the morning of the state championships with the high jump competition, the long jump, and the shot put. Elmore came through with a state title in the shot put as the a runner-up placement in the high jump. 

The hurdle events would bring two more silver medals and a contribution of 38 points to go towards Gunter's 70 total and that would help propel them to the second place overall finish in the team standings.

Abby Elmore crosses the finish line in the 100H at the 2023 Region 2-3A Championship meet

Elmore is back at her usual full slate of five events this season as she heads back to Austin to compete. The University of Florida signee takes the top regional seed in the 100-meter hurdles and the high jump into Austin along with the fifth best mark in the 300-meter hurdles, the sixth best regional mark in the long jump, and the seventh best shot put regional throw.

Currently, while there aren't any national leading individual performances, Elmore is not only a top national talent in the multi events, she is a global talent. She is the reigning silver medalist from last summer's Pan American U20 in the heptathlon.

This weekend, two of the best overall track and field athletes nationally will compete in their final UIL Track and Field State Championships and you won't want to miss them.