Watch Owens and other Texas girls blaze in the 200m at Texas Tech
In 2019, Jayla Hollis compelled Laila Owens to go into the tank for an all-time effort. WATCH LIVE ON MILESPLIT.COM!Owens, then a Fort Bend Bush junior, ran a US No. 20 all-time effort of 23.54 seconds at the Texas Tech Under Armour High School Classic, overcoming a strong effort from Hollis -- who led most of the way and finished second in 23.88 -- to win at the line.And at least a part of that success can be correlated to that brand-spanking new track at Texas Tech University. Hollis ran 26.63 in the preliminaries, which was just outside the top 25 performances all-time. That same year, it wasn't just Owens or Hollis, either. Other young ladies ran well, too, including Humble Summer Creek sophomore Dynasty McClennon (24.09 for third), Mesquite Horn and Texas Tech signee Le-Taija Jackson (24.19), Deja Shaw-Huckaby (24.28), and Brooke Givens of McKinney North (24.48).
Don't miss the accounts from the Texas Tech HS Under Armour Classic indoor meet.
Check out the behind the lens view of Dana Embree.
Find out how each heat of the boys 400m went down.
See all of the girls 400m prelim races.
See who is running this weekend.
The 2018 Texas Tech Under Armour HS Classic had a heck of a battle in the boys 800m.