Kylee King, Oak Park High School, Oak Park, Michigan
Schools of Interest: Florida A&M, North Carolina A&T, Hampton
Kylee King had a very successful 2023 season which has led to interests from some successful track and field programs. King was a state runner-up in the 800 meters after winning regional and county championships. Twenty-one days later she ran a career best time of 2:10.60 at the NYC Grand Prix which was the third best time out of any high school athlete in the state of Michigan. After her win in New York, she also grabbed a victory at the AAU Junior Olympic Games for the second straight season.
Success at schools of Interest: Each of these HBCUs have produced strong talent during this decade. When it comes to HBCUs, sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers have earned All-America honors during the decade. North Carolina A&T sprinters Kayla White and Cambrea Sturgis have even won NCAA championships in years past. As far as 800 meters competitors, Hampton's Jordan Mozie was a silver medalist during indoor and outdoor seasons in the CAA conference last season. Another quality 800 meters runner was Ayoola Gbolade of North Carolina A&T. She remained a successful performer despite her program's competing in three different conferences in as many years. She was the MEAC champ in 2021, the Big South champ in 2022 and had the best preliminary round time in the CAA in 2023 but was unable to compete in the final round.
Sabrina Sardar, Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough, New Jersey
Schools of Interest: Army, Marshall, Eastern Michigan
Sabrina Sardar goes into her final high school season as the back-to-back defending 400-meter hurdles champion of the Skyland Conference Championships. In 2023, Sardar also won the Somerset County Championship and had a top six finish at the New Jersey Group Championships before a top five finish at the state's Meet of Champions. Her 2023 conference winning time of 1:03.09 was the fastest of her career and the eighth best in the state for the year. In 2022, Sardar was also a 400 meters conference champ.
Success at schools of Interest: In 2023, Eastern Michigan had the 400-meter hurdles and 400 meters champion in Angel Gazaway and Noriyah Johnson. Along with winning the 400-meter hurdles, Gazaway also won the 100-meter hurdles and 60-meter hurdles during indoor season. The senior also competed in the 100-meters and 400-meters at the east regional meet. Marshall also developed a champion 400-meter hurdles performer in Mikah Alleyne. After winning the Sun Belt conference gold medal she also competed in her third straight east regional.
Callia Harris, Flanagan High School, Pembroke Pines, Florida
Schools of Interest: Ohio State, Georgia Southern, South Florida
Callia Harris is the defending state champ of Florida in the high jump. She competed in seven meets during her high school season and was unbeaten the entire season as she also claimed Florida's 4A Region 4 and District 14 championships. She is the back-to-back region champ and a three-time district gold medal winner. Harris also competed in the 400 meters at the state championships.
Success at schools of Interest: Nia Robinson is a versatile jumper for South Florida. She was the American Athletic Conference champ in the long jump, while earning a top four finish in the triple jump and top five finish in the high jump. Over the years, Ohio State has been rich with jumpers, but last outdoor season only Jaimie Robinson, a triple jumper made any significant amount of noise finishing her career with All-America honors. The Buckeyes didn't have any high jumpers at the Big Ten outdoor meet. During indoor season Amaya Ugarte won the Big Ten championship and was an indoor All-American for the second straight season.
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