Kaila Jackson Signs With The Georgia Bulldogs

*Kaila Jackson makes her commitment with MileSplit

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The University of Georgia just landed another top recruit.

Detroit Renaissance's (MI) Kaila Jackson signed her National Letter of Intent on Saturday and will join Haley Tate, Autumn Wilson and Hali Murphy on the Athens campus starting in the fall of 2022.

MileSplit's No. 21 recruit in the Class of 2022 enters her senior season with personal best indoor times of 7.40 in the 60m and 24.00 in the 200m. During the spring outdoor season, Jackson ran 23.01 (+1.4) at the AAU Junior Olympic Games and 22.85 (NWI) at the West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games to claim the title as the fastest girl in the national in the 200m. 

Jackson also ran a wind-legal 11.51 seconds in the 100m at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. 

As a junior, Jackson started her season with a fifth-place finish at the adidas Indoor Nationals in the 60m. She followed at the AAU Indoor National Championships, grabbing two victories in the 60m and 200m, the latter being where she set her personal best at the distance indoors.

Jackson then won her second MITS State Indoor Championship title in the 60m to cap off the winter season. 

* Kaila Jackson at the AAU Junior Olympic Games after breaking two AAU records

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That momentum carried her to a standout outdoor season. 

Jackson won her third individual state title in the sprints. She later finished fifth at Outdoor Nationals in the 100m.

One of her standout performances came at the West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games, where she won the 100m in 11.71 seconds and went 22.85 in the 200m, respectively. 

* Kaila Jackson won the 100m at the AAU Junior Olympic Games

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Another stand-out performance occurred at the AAU Junior Olympic Games when she ended her junior outdoor season with a bang. She kicked off the national championship with a new record in the 200m prelims. Jackson then broke Morolake Akinosun's 23.49 record and lowered the 17-18 age group record to a 23.01.

The following day, Jackson lined up in the 100m and broke Carla McLaughin's 1984 record of 11.3. Jackson clocked an 11.51 to solidify her advancement to the finals.

Jackson grabbed both victories in both the 100m and 200m, respectively, in 11.51 and 23.34 seconds.

She capped off the championship by running the second leg on the 4x100m for Track Life University, which ended up winning gold in the finals. In the prelims, her team stopped the clock in 44.75 to take down the Aurora Flyer's 45.32 from 2011.

Over the years, Jackson earned four gold medals and three silver medals at the AAU Junior Olympics. She's collected a gold medal in the 100m at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor when she was a  freshman.  

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