Ja'Leesa

Giles

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Height: 5'9"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mansfield, Texas
High School: Mansfield Legacy HS

Bio

  • 2018 NCAA West Regional Qualifier (200-Meter Dash, 4x100-Meter Relay)
  • 2018 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (4x400-Meter Relay)

OU Indoor Collegiate Bests
60-Meter Dash: 7.58, 2018
200-Meter Dash: 23.95, 2018

OU Outdoor Collegiate Bests
100-Meter Dash: 12.00, 2018
200-Meter Dash: 23.61, 2018

2018 

(Outdoor) NCAA West regional qualifier in the 200 meters, finishing 34th in the preliminary round in 24.01 seconds… Also ran on the regional qualifying 4x1 relay team that placed 15th in prelims in 45.06 seconds… Took 12th in the 200 at Big 12 Outdoors, crossing the line in 23.61 seconds… Ran on the 4x4 team that took seventh at Big 12 Outdoors, finishing in 3:40.43… Ran on the 4x2 that won OU’s first “Championship of America” relay title at Penn Relays, finishing in 1:32.41… Took third in the 100-meter dash at the John Jacobs Invitational, crossing the line in a PR time of 12 seconds flat… Ran on the 4x1 that took first at the John Jacobs, finishing in 46.04 seconds… Took fourth in the 200 at the Aztec Invite in a time of 23.92 seconds… Ran on the 4x1 that won the 4x100-meter relay competition at the TCU Invite in a time of 44.33 seconds… (Indoor) Took 12th in the 60 meters at Big 12 Indoors, finishing in a PR time of 7.58 seconds… Also ran in the 200 meters at Big 12 Indoors, finishing in 24.33 seconds to take 14th in prelims… Took fifth in the 60-meter dash at the J.D. Martin Invite in a time of 7.70 seconds… Placed fourth in the 200 meters at the J.D. Martin, finishing in 24.74 seconds… Took second in the 60 at the Texas Tech Classic, finishing in 7.64 seconds… Placed seventh in the 200 competition at the Texas Tech Classic, crossing the line in 24.35 seconds.

HIGH SCHOOL
Named 2017 Texas Girls Coaches Associated Athlete of the Year ... A four-time member of the TGCA All-State team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) ... Holds school records at Mansfield Legacy HS for the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter relay and 800 meter relay ... 2017 state champion in the 100 meter and the 200 meter ... Finished second in the 200 meter at the 2016 state track meet ... Claimed third in the 200 meter at the 2015 state meet ... Served as a team captain in 2016 and 2017 ... Earned Academic All-State recognition three times (2015, 2016, 2017) ... Also played varsity volleyball and basketball, receiving Academic All-State honors in volleyball in 2017.

CLUB
Competed with Dallas Gold and Lancaster Lightning ... Named an AAU All-American and won the AAU 200 meter in 2015 with Dallas Gold ... 2016 USA Junior Olympics qualifier in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter relay with Dallas Gold ... 2017 USA Junior Olympics qualifier in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter relay with Lancaster Lightning.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Antiqwanna and James Giles ... Has two younger siblings: Ja'Lyric and Ja'Riah ... Plans on majoring in exercise science.

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Six Garner All-America Honors
Two More All-Americans on Day 3
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