* Alaysia Oakes signed her National Letter of Intent with Stanford University on Thursday
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Lynchburg Heritage's (VA) Alaysia Oakes, ranked the No. 39 recruit in the Class of 2022 by MileSplit, signed her National Letter of Intent to join Stanford University in 2022, adding herself to the Cardinal's already strong recruiting class.
Oakes joins Caroline Wells of Winter Springs (FL), Gavin Sherry and Callum Sherry of Conard (CT), Zane Bergen of Niwot (CO), Ava Parekh of Chicago Latin (IL), Riley Stewart of Cherry Creek (CO), Roisin Willis of Stevens Point (WI), Alyssa Jones of Miami Southridge (FL) and Juliette Whittaker of Mount De Sales Academy (MD).
Oakes has competed in both the sprints and jumps throughout her high school career. She enters her senior season with indoor personal bests of 7.27 in the 55m, 7.96 in the 60m, 26.52 in the 200m, 40.99 in the 300m, 19-3.5 in the long jump and 40-5 in the triple jump.
Her triple jump best ranked her US No. 4 after the 2021 season.
* Alaysia Oakes competed in the jumps and sprints at the 2021 VA Showcase
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Oakes clocked outdoor personal bests of 12.53 in the 100m, 25.47 in the 200m and 57.92 in the 400m. She's also jumped 19-8.5 in the long jump and 39-7.25 in the triple jump.
She was ranked US No. 39 in the long jump and US No. 22 in the triple jump, respectively, to close out the outdoor season.
* At the VHSL Indoor State Championships, Oakes won the 55m title in a personal best of 7.27
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Over the last three years, she's earned 10 individual VHSL state titles. Six of those state titles came from her junior season in the 55m, 100m, long jump and triple jump.
During her junior year, Oakes had several top finishes at AAU Indoor Nationals. She had the fifth-best triple jump of 38-4 while she jumped 17-3 in the long jump for 14th.
At Outdoor Nationals, Oakes finished sixth in the long jump with a 19-1.25 leap and was ninth in the triple jump with a mark of 39-7.25.
Later in the summer, Oakes continued to excel as she finished sixth in the long jump and 15th in the triple jump at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. She enters her final indoor season as the No. 2 long and No. 1 triple jumper in the state of Virginia.
- Alaysia Oakes' MileSplit Profile
- Recruiting Rundown Series Page
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