Events: 55 Meters (6.94), 60 Meters (7.47), 100 Meters (11.76), 200 Meters (IN: 23.97; OUT: 23.65)
7-time Georgia Class 5A State Champion
2012 New Balance Indoor National Champion (4x200 Relay)
2011 USATF Junior Olympic Champion (200 Meters)
2011 USATF Junior Olympic Silver Medalist (100 Meters)
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation’s emerging sprint stars at the prep level on the strength of an outstanding 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 Dec. 15 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, N.C. … 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, Ga. … 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, N.C. … Also ran for the 100-meter dash at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals to wrap up the 2012 outdoor season.
Full name is Jada Mackenzie Martin … Born on June 8, 1995 … Parents are James Martin and Monique Atkins … Has two siblings, Justin and Jordan … Has maintained a 3.0 grade-point average during her prep career at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School … Plans to major in kinesiology and pursue a career in sports medicine.