State championship titles seem to come in threes for the young women on GAC’s 4x100 Relay team. However, two team members have a one-of-a-kind bond: they’re sisters as well as competitors. In their 12 years at GAC, this is the first of goodbyes for these sisters. Jada now attends Harvard University on a track scholarship, while Jasmine remains at GAC to finish high school and her track career.
Jada is accustomed to performing with and against her sister. Both girls are remarkable athletes, and they have primed themselves for competition, both regularly competing at the national level. GAC track coach Brad Kinser said, “They’re each other’s biggest fans, even though they compete hard against each other.” Even though the team clenched runner-up at the State Meet, Jasmine claimed the State Title for both 100 and 300 yard hurdle events (for the second year in a row), runner-up for the long jump, and set new state and national records. After the season ended, with their track club, the ATL Zoom, the girls won the USATF National Championship in the 4x100 meter relay in the 17-18 young women division with a time of 44.85 seconds. Jasmine was the 2018 All-American in the 100 meter hurdles and 400 meter hurdles, while Jada was the 2018 All-American in the 100 hurdles.
Overall, their career awards are outstanding: Jasmine is an 8-time National Champion, and Jada is a 2-time National Champion with their track club. With their agility, leadership skills, and incredible ability in the classroom, both girls have their pick of schools. While the Spartan family will continue to cheer for Jasmine at home, we will also keep our eyes on the new Harvard Crimson who was bred on our very own GAC campus.