Tapesty head coach Dan Tryon needed just three words to describe the talent 7th grader Jada Kenner displays on the track.
“She’s real special,” he said.
And, he’s not wrong. In fact not only is Kenner special, she’s in a class all her own. This past weekend, the 12-year-old tied a world record for her age group in the 200 meter race, clocking in at 23.72 seconds.
“When stuff like this happens, I don’t really know how to process it,” she said. “It’s pretty amazing to know that I’ve accomplished that stuff when many people aren’t able to accomplish that.”
“Sometimes you look at her and it’s like, it can’t be true,” added Tryon. “It doesn’t look like it’s real because she’s moving so fast.”
The 200 isn’t the only record Jada has set this year. During the indoor season, she also set a new world best in the 300 meter race.
“I’m very thankful and I’m very blessed that I’m able to be doing all these things,” she said
“We don’t want this to end. You never want it to end, you hope it doesn’t end,” Tryon added.
“So, we’re just taking it one day at a time, and whatever she keeps doing, we’re going to build off it.”
And, as Jada continues to compete, she has one goal when it comes to being the best.
“Be the fastest runner in the world,” she said. “Women and men — just be the fastest in the world.”