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Jada Martin
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'7"
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Lithonia, Ga.
High School: Martin Luther King Jr. HS
Born: 06/08/1995
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Jada Martin Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/30/2014

Events: 60M (7.36), 100M (11.35), 200M (IN: 23.85; OUT: 22.96w/23.02)

2014 World Junior Champion (4x100 Relay)

2014
One of the team’s leading sprinters during her true freshman season in 2014 … An NCAA quarterfinalist in the 100-meter dash during the outdoor season … Finished in 15th place overall in the national quarterfinals of the 100 meters with a run of 11.57 (+1.0) at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Advanced to the quarterfinal round after running 11.63 (-0.6) in the first round of qualifying … Also lined up in the first round of qualifying in the 200 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, clocking 23.82 (+1.1) for 28th place overall … Split 54.4 on the leadoff leg of LSU’s foursome that finished in 15th place overall with a time of 3 minutes, 35.79 seconds in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Helped lead the Lady Tigers into the NCAA final of the 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Ran the third leg on the foursome that clocked 43.95 for seventh place overall in the NCAA semifinals … Ran the third leg on the team that did not finish in the national final … Ran the third leg on LSU’s sprint relay team that clocked a seasonal-best time of 43.72 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Won the 100-meter title at the Battle on the Bayou while running a wind-legal personal best of 11.35 (+1.5) … Also clocked a wind-legal time of 23.19 (+0.2) in a third-place finish in the 200 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … Honored by the Southeastern Conference as the SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week with her performance at the Battle on the Bayou … Opened the outdoor season by clocking 11.58 (+0.0) for 10th place in the preliminary rounds of the 100 meters at the Texas Relays … Led off LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team that clocked 3:36.47 for a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships held in Albuquerque, New Mexico … Also led off LSU’s 4x400-meter relay that scored four points with a fifth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships, clocking 3:37.29 in the conference final … Ran the leadoff leg for the team that ran a seasonal-best time of 3:34.89 in a sixth-place finish at the Tyson Invitational … Split a seasonal-best time of 53.64 on the second leg of the foursome that finished runner-up at the Texas A&M Triangular with a time of 3:38.22 … Finished in 16th place in the 60 meters (7.47) and 22nd place in the 200 meters (24.17) at the SEC Indoor Championships … Clocked a personal best of 7.36 in a runner-up finish in the 60 meters at the LSU Twilight … Ran an indoor personal best of 23.85 in a fourth-place finish at the Aggie Invitational … Won the 200-meter title at the New Mexico Team Invitational with an altitude-adjusted run of 23.97 … Also lined up in the 200 meters at the Auburn Indoor Invitational  (24.03), Texas A&M Triangular (23.90) and Tyson Invitational (23.87) during the indoor season … Also ran the 60 meters at the Texas A&M Triangular (7.57), New Mexico Team Invitational (7.55), Aggie Invitational (7.53) and Tyson Invitational (7.56) in her debut season … Followed the collegiate season by running the 200 meters for the United States at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Earned her spot on Team USA by winning the silver medal as the runner-up in the 200-meter final at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships also held in Eugene, Oregon … Clocked a wind-legal personal best of 23.02 (+1.3) for second place in the 200-meter final at the USA Junior Championships … Qualified for the USA Junior final with a qualifying run of 23.23 (+1.2) in the preliminary round … Also earned a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the USA Junior Championships, clocking 11.51 (+0.8) in the preliminary round and 11.55 (+0.9) in the final … Helped lead the United States to a gold medal in the final of the 4x100-meter relay at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Ran the third leg of the team that clocked a world-junior-leading 43.46 in the championship final to win the gold medal … Also earned a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter final at the IAAF World Junior Championships with a wind-aided run of 23.35 (+2.4).

PRIOR TO LSU
Enjoyed an outstanding prep career at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School and Sprint Athletics Track Club … Signed with the Lady Tigers as the nation’s No. 2-ranked sprinter in the 55-meter dash for the 2012-13 indoor season with a personal record of 6.94 seconds set in a victory at Chicago’s Ted Haydon Holiday Classic … Also set a personal best of 7.47 in the 60-meter dash in 2013 at the Brooks PR Invitational held at the University of Washington in Seattle … Tied as the No. 6-ranked performance nationally among all classes and No. 5-ranked in the Class of 2013 in the 60 meters … Also ended the 2013 indoor season as the nation’s No. 8-ranked senior in the United States in the 200-meter dash with an indoor seasonal best of 24.23 in a fifth-place finish at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York … Enjoyed a stellar senior season in 2013 while winning her second career Georgia Class 5A state title in the 200-meter dash with a winning time of 23.88 (+0.3) in the state final … Ran a wind-legal 11.76 (+1.1) to claim the Class 5A silver medal in the 100 meters in 2013 … Sprinted to a 2013 seasonal best of 23.75 (-0.4) to win the high school 200-meter title at the Atlanta Grand Prix with the No. 9-ranked performance nationally under all conditions in the Class of 2013 … Won a pair of Georgia Class 5A sectional silver medals in the 100 meters (11.76) and 200 meters (24.53) as a high school senior … One of the top sprinters at the 2013 New Balance Outdoor Nationals held in Greensboro, North Carolina … Won the bronze medal in the girl’s 200-meter final at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a time of 23.96 (-2.5) while running into a strong headwind … Finished in fifth place in the 100-meter final at the New Balance meet with a time of 11.86 (+0.4) … Emerged as one of the nation’s top young talents with a brilliant sophomore season as arguably the nation’s leading sprinter in the Class of 2013 … Crowned the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic 200-meter champion and 100-meter silver medalist in the intermediate girl’s division at the 2011 USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held at Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium … Ran a career-best wind-aided time of 23.60 (+3.4) to win the 200-meter title at the 2011 USATF Junior Olympics … Clocked a wind-legal 11.79 (+0.8) to win the silver medal in the 100-meter final after running a best of 11.78 (+0.5) in the semifinal round at the 2011 USATF Junior Olympics … Was the nation’s No. 1-ranked 200-meter sprinter under all conditions among high school sophomores for the 2011 outdoor season … Wind-aided best of 23.60 also ranked No. 9 nationally under all conditions among all high school sprinters regardless of classification … Captured four Georgia High School Association Class 5A state titles as a sophomore in 2011 … Swept Class 5A state titles in the 100 meters (11.83) and 200 meters (24.09) and led Martin Luther King, Jr. High School to a sweep of state titles in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays during her sophomore season … Was the nation’s No. 1-ranked sprinter indoors in the 200-meter dash among the Class of 2013 as a junior in 2012 after setting an indoor PR of 23.97 at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals held at The Armory in New York … Indoor PR of 23.97 also ranked No. 6 nationally among all classifications for the 2012 indoor season … Ran 24.17 to claim a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter final at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals … Anchored Sprint Athletics Track Club to the silver medal in the 4x200-meter relay while earning All-America honors at the New Balance Indoor Nationals … Wrapped up the 2012 indoor season by winning the 55 meters and finishing runner-up in the 200 meters at the USA Track & Field South Zone Indoor Championships held at the Birmingham Crossplex in Alabama … Carried that momentum into the 2012 outdoor season as one of the nation’s leading 200-meter sprinters during her junior campaign … Set a wind-legal PR of 23.65 in winning the Region 2-5A silver medal in the 200 meters to rank No. 12 nationally and No. 4 for the Class of 2013 in the event … Also captured the Region 2-5A championship in the 100-meter dash along with a silver medal in the 200 meters in 2012 … Won the silver medal in the 200 meters and bronze medal in the 100 meters at the Class 5A sectionals in 2012 en route to a berth in the GHSA Class 5A Outdoor State Championships for the second-straight season … Ran the third leg for Martin Luther King, Jr. High School on two state champion relay teams as she helped the team defend its Class 5A crown in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays as a junior … Ran a 2012 seasonal best of 11.80 in winning the 100 meters at the McEachern Invitational held at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia … Earned a sixth-place finish in the 200-meter final at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals after running a wind-aided 24.34 in the national final held at North Carolina A&T’s Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, North Carolina … Also ran for the 100-meter dash at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals to wrap up the 2012 outdoor season.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jada Mackenzie Martin … Born on June 8, 1995 … Parents are James Martin and Monique Atkins … Has two siblings, Justin and Jordan … Maintained a 3.0 grade-point average during her prep career at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School … Majoring in mass communication.

 

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