2012 Youth Girl 100m Top Ten Preview

Indiana's Lynna Irby 2010 100m MG 2011, YG 100m National Champion

As the outdoor track season opens up here in California (next week in SoCal) and across the country over the next eight weeks. The online youth sports website Youth1  has highlighted the top  Ten Middle School  Girls ( Youth Division 13-14 year olds 7th,8th graders  in the country)  Thanks to Youth1 for the great overview. Photo credit Indy Star


(Youth1) – At any age, the 100m dash is one of the most exciting events in track and field.  Blink an eye and you might miss a big moment, turn your head and you’re likely to forgo all the action.  This year’s crop of female middle school sprinters are some of the fastest in recent memory, and below is a breakdown as they enter the 2012 season.


Lauren Williams, 11.94 – Lakewood, CA – Quiet Fire – Lauren is a perennial national champion and record setter; she’s won USATF, AAU and International titles and led the nation in the 100m, 200m and 400m last year for her age group.  She is on the younger side of the youth division this year, but ran the fastest 100m time of all girls competing.


Lynna Irby, 11.99 – Pike, IN – Indiana Storm – Lynna is the only returner besides Williams to break the 12 second barrier last year.  The Pike Indiana native can do it all in the sprints, from 100 to 400, she’ll be one of the favorites in whatever she decides to run this year.


Genaya Johnson, 12.10 – Pittsburg, PA – Future Stars TC – Johnson has been well known since she was in the midget division and has been steadily lowering her 100m time.  Last year she was one of the top 20 sprinters in the youth division and now she’s back, one year older and even more experienced.


Symone Mason, 12.13 – Miami, FL – Miami Gardens Xpress – The Miami Gardens have one of the most impressive sprinting squads in the nation and it’s runners like Symone Mason that give them that distinction.  She and her teammates will most likely continue to turn heads quickly this year.


Alexys Taylor, 12.24 – Woodbridge, VA – PWC Panthers – Alexys spent last year kicking up rubber in the Mid-Atlantic area in the 100m and 200m.


Deja Johnson, 12.24 – Omaha, NE – Wings of Omaha – One of two Omaha runners among the top 10 returners.


**Jeanette Paul, 12.27 – Los Angeles, CA – Quiet Fire – The speedy Quiet Fire teammate of Lauren Williams can more than stand on her own two feet.  In addition to their national-record relay teams, Jeannette can duke it out with any runner in the nation over 100m or 200m.


Jameela Muhammad, 12.29 – Philadelphia, PA – Mt. Airy TC – Mt. Airy has one of the best teams in Pennsylvania, especially in the sprints.


Jnai Taylor, 12.31 – Brandon, FL – Trailblazers TC – Jnai finished 3rd at AAU Nationals in the 100m last year.


Aries Phillips, 12.31 – Omaha, NE – Omaha U – In the girls and boys divisions, Omaha has some real talent.


  1. chris drake says:

    those are great time,But as you know thier are a few girls not being mention, Danyel white team name cedar hill blaze last year went 23.5 200 this year already 11.56 100. maria anderson 11.89 100 team name track force one, beanna johnson 11.80 100 cedar hill blaze, alyia blake 11.89 track force one javeen reed 11.53 100 23.10 200, 54.6 400 prosper jackrabbits. once texas has their first rounds they will be in the conversation.

    • gmoney says:

      Other than Danyel White, Kaylin Whitney, and Victoria Powell, I think that list is pretty accurate for the Sub-Youth/Youth Girls Division. I feel you have to place in the top three on a consistant basis to be considered elite. I would throw out the fastest time, and go with the “mean”. For there are too many factors such as wind, mismarked tracks, poor and inaccurate hand-timing, and etc. Furthermore, the problem with ranking a majority of the athletes in Texas is the access or availability of seeing the times the kids are running throughouth the year. Maybe if someone could post the sites where up to date times from the USATF Gulf Association can be found or accessed,everyone would be aware of their accomplishments. Otherwise, one can only based their performances on District, Regional, JO results found on the AAU site. As for me, I have seen the reincarnation of Kaylin Whitney, and she is going to be difficult to beat in both the 100 and 200 meters this year in the Youth Division. Nevertheless, let’s hope all of the girls are healthy and at their best when it counts. The head-to-head matchups will determine the answer to all of our questions.

  2. trackmom says:


    Thanks Coach Chris for visiting TM Yes, those were great times closing out 2011, from the JO’s (both) USATF and AAU and any submitted Elite Youth(EY) times for last season that weren’t hand times by the end of the season.

    Youth1 used EY to do their research. Please feel free to submit the results from last years mentioned athletes I would be happy to draft a current top ten list with accurate FAT times. Texas for sure be the HOTTEST TICKET in the country with the fastest girls for sure. I saw the jackrabbits this past weekend and they were a very lively fun team. I look forward to Texas this post season and great competition.

    TrackMom :-)

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