JaMeesia Ford Began To Find Her True Form At Adidas Outdoor

* JaMeesia Ford claimed the 400m adidas Outdoor Nationals title from lane one in 2022

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Before JaMeesia Ford became a South Carolina Gamecock, won an NCAA indoor title and was the runner-up at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 200m, she was a three-time adidas Track Nationals champion in 2022. 

Two years ago, in her first appearance at adidas Track Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina, Ford claimed the sprint triple. 

Her standout performance was in the 400m, where she won the title from lane one with a time of 53.42.

Ford was able to edge out athletes like Sanu Jallow -- who recently finished sixth in the 800m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships -- and Madison Gardner, who finished second and third in the 2022 race with times of 54.44 and 54.82, respectively. 

The 2023 Jack Britt (NC) graduate also claimed the 100m and 200m titles in 11.59 and 23.57. This year at South Carolina, Ford set personal wind-legal bests of 11.13, 22.08, and 50.81.

Who's the next star headed for adidas Track Nationals? 

It might be a pair of sisters. Sanaa and Sole Frederick, two of the nation's top sprinters from Druid Hills (GA), will contest the 100m and 200m and operate on fast 4x100m and 4x400 relays.

Also entered in the meet is Melanie Doggett who will be in the hunt for the 100m-200m double.

In 2023, when she was a sixth-grader, she clocked a wind-legal 11.67 in the 100m to set a new World age group record. So far this spring, she's posted wind-legal marks of 11.64 and 23.71. 

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