If you haven't figured it out, the Texas Tech University indoor track is FAST! In just year number two of existence and it has proven to produce fast times.
Case in point, the girls 200m this weekend was on FIRE!!!
Fort Bend Bush sprinter Laila Owens busted a US #1 23.54 in the girls 200m finals. Owens, who already holds the TX #1 400m and US #4 mark of 54.76 with her race two weeks ago at the Texas A&M High School Indoor Classic, dropped down to take on several of the top sprinters in Texas. Her 200m time and performance proves she is ready for the 2019 season and will be a force to reckon with in not only her specialty 400m, but also the 200m as well.
Not to be overlooked, is Jayla Hollis of DeSoto. Hollis previously held the TX #1 spot with her 23.80 from A&M lowered that with a 23.63 preliminary run. At the time, that was good enough for #2 nationally, until later in the evening.
Hollis would keep her blazers on by going sub 24 for the second time in the day with her 23.88 in the finals, good enough for second place.
In the girls 200m rounds, there was more evidence as to how fast the Texas Tech track actually is. With seven 24.54 and under performances in prelims, the girls who qualified for the finals proved they were just warming up.
Not only did Owens and Hollis show out, but other young ladies did as well. Humble Summer Creek sophomore Dynasty McClennon ran a 24.09 PR for third, Mesquite Horn and Texas Tech signee Le-Taija Jackson ran 24.19, Deja Shaw-Huckaby ran 24.28, and Brooke Givens of McKinney North ran 24.48.