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JAYLA KIRKLAND

Player profile

position
Sprints
year
Freshman
hometown
Birmingham, Ala.
high school
Woodlawn

Bio:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

One of the most decorated prep sprinters to ever sign with the Noles…a 16-time Alabama high school state champion with 12 individual titles from 60-400 meters…won the 2017 New Balance Indoor national title at 60 meters, the 2016 New Balance Outdoor 200 title and the 2015 New Balance Outdoor national titles in the 100 and 200…was the bronze medalist in the 100 at the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia representing Team USA…in addition to individual events will provide formidable help to FSU relay units.

PERSONAL:

Owns lifetime-best marks of 7.27 (60m), 11.41 (100m), 23.15 (200m, outdoor), 23.88 (200, indoor), 38.16 (300, indoor), 54.43 (400m, indoor) and 55.58 (400, outdoor)…was the 2014 Alabama Gatorade Athlete of the Year…won the first of her 12 Alabama state individual event titles as a freshman in the 60-meter dash…attended Woodlawn High School, the same alma mater as Florida State Hall of Fame football coach Bobby Bowden…senior outdoor season was limited by injury on the track…also played two years of varsity basketball in high school…a member of the National Honor Society…daughter of Tameka Forbes…born Feb. 13, 1999.