Sarrah Davis Bio

 

    Sarrah K. Davis  

 

Name:        Sarrah Katchire Davis

Age:           15

School:       Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville, Florida

Interests:   Track & Field, Soccer, Tennis, Creative Writing, Arts & Crafts

Events:      100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m


National Junior Olympic Championships

23/7 - 29/7/2002 - Burke High School - Omaha, NE

 

Sarrah Davis, of Nevisian parentage, competed in the 400 metres event in the National Junior Olympic Championships held at Burke High School in Omaha, Nebraska.  She placed 4th in her heat in a time of 58.18s.  Sarrah is coming off an injury sustained last year, and should be back to full form in 2003.  Her best time for the year is 56.87s, which ranks her 26th in the United States and places her in the National Elite Youth Honour Role.  The results are listed below:

Sarah placed 1st in the 200 metres, in a time of 25.48s, and 2nd in the 400 metres in 58.9s, in the AAU Area Qualifier on 01/06/2002, held in Jacksonville Raines High School, Jacksonville, Florida.  She was ranked highly in both events in 2000, but sufferred an injury which limited her performances for most of 2001 and part of 2002.

The Junior Olympics National Championships attract more than 6,500 competitors each year, who submit more than 9,000 entries. It is the largest and most visible young athlete developmental program in the world. This year's meet will also serve as one of the primary selection competitions for the 2003 IAAF World Youth Athletics Track & Field Championships, which will take place in Sherbrooke, Canada.

Competition age divisions and corresponding birth years are as follows: Bantam (1992-later) Midget (1990-1991) Youth (1988-1989) Intermediate (1986-1987) Young Men/Women (1984-1985; athletes born in 1983 are also eligible if they will still be 18 on July 29, 2002)

 

400 Meter Dash Intermediate Girls
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   Name                    Year  Team                              Prelims
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Heat  2 Preliminaries
1 Brittany Washington  87  VITC                              56.15Q
2 Ciara Jones               86  Blues,St. Louis, MO       56.67q
3 Kenyata Coleman     86  SWMT                           57.19
4 Valencia Wilson        87  LVHT,Las Vegas, NV    57.36
5 Sarrah Davis          86  Young Achiev,Jackso    58.18
6 Mackenzie Shults      86  Cha Striders                 1:00.14
7 Micaela Mayer         86  Detroit Chee,Rosevi      1:01.58
8 Shannon McGraw    87  Unattached,Gig Harb     1:01.99


Her 4x400 metres relay team (Young Achievers Sprint team) won the Gold medal in a time of 3:41.84, approx. 3.5s off the National record.  Sarrah ran a sub-56 sec split in the 2nd leg.  The team ran 3:47.58 in the preliminaries. 28 teams from acroos the United States competed in the relay event.  The team's performances is hence a superb one and places the team as the No. 1 team in the USA, for the Intermediate age group.  The nearest team is some 4 secs back, in 3:45.66.  The result is a repeat of last year's Championship, where the Young Achievers team ran 3:53.14 in the Youth category, with teammates Shaina Pelham 86, Lauren Austin 86, Renee Charity 87 and Sarrah Davis 86.   The 2002 results are as follows:

4x400 Meter Relay Intermediate Girls
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   Team                                                 Finals
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Section  1 Finals
1 Young Achievers Sprint C.                3:41.84
    1) Lauren Austin 86                2) Sarrah Davis 86
    3) Tiaerra McLaurin 87         4) Larera Morris 86
2 Metro Eagles                                        3:45.77
    1) Selena Sappleton 87             2) Jeavon Benjamin 87
    3) Nikeshia Brown 87               4) Caprice Church 87
3 Alex Van Dyke TC                               3:49.37
    1) Carmen Dennis 86                2) Deonna Lawrence 86
    3) Cherie Craddick 86              4) Renisha Roots 87
4 Dallas Velocity TC                                3:49.77
    1) Shatara Taylor 87                2) Brittany Scott 86
    3) Ashley Harvey 87                4) Chanelle Curry 87
5 Quicksilver                                           3:53.17
    1) Candace Edmond 86           2) Lori Robinson 87
    3) Sierra Hill 86                       4) Talena Davis 86
6 Wings Track Club                                 3:53.74
    1) Jametra Stitt 86                   2) Britney Orville 87
    3) Ashley Williams 87              4) Latoya Adekoya 86
7 Track Houston TC                                3:54.41
    1) Brooklynn Morris 86           2) Shakeiva Wyatt 87
    3) Elena Sutherlandi 86            4) Antionette Price 87
8 Southwest MississippiTrac                    4:01.52
    1) Trumesa Banks 87               2) Gabrielle Dillion 87
    3) Shenetha Huff 87                 4) Kenyata Coleman 86


Accomplishments:

SCHOOL:

  • 8 years on AB Honor Roll
  • Secretary of Student Council
  • Member of National Junior Honor Society

TRACK:

  • 8 time All American (track)
  • 4-time AAU and USA qualifier
  • 1st in state 200m, 400m, 4x100m (1998)
  • 4th in the nation in the 400m (1998)
  • 7th place at AAU in the 400m (1999)
  • 1st in the state 100m, 200m, 4x100m, 4x400m (2000)

   Bob Hayes Invitational (Middle School)

  • 1st in 100m, 400m (1999)
  • 3rd in 4x100m (1999)
  • 1st in 100m (2000)

   1998 Antigua vs. USA Youth Track Duel

  • 1st in 200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m
  • 3rd in 1500m

   Awarded 3 trophies in meet:

  • Most Disciplined Athlete
  • Most Outstanding Female Athlete Under 14
  • Most Outstanding Female Athlete

1st Athlete from her Track Club to qualify for the Junior Olympics, with the best times in 8 events, in one season.

   Records: USA Junior Olympics 1999 Youth Girls

  • 4x100m        46.74s

   BAYTAF Classic 2000

  • 100m            11.96s
  • 200m            24.82s
  • 4x400m   4m:10.32s

SOCCER:

  • Played 3 years with undefeated Advanced Team Express
 
 

 
NEWSPAPER  EXTRACT
 
 
 
 Sarrah Davis (extreme left) with 4x400 metres relay Team members
 
Sarrah Davis visited Nevis, during her summer vacation, where she did some off-season training with local athletes Tanika Liburd, Kevon Pierre and others.
 
 
Wednesday, August 16, 2000

Story extract from Jacksonville.com
Story last updated at 6:26 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2000

By Jessie Lynne-Kerr
Staff writer

While most people are anticipating watching Americans compete for medals in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, next month, Sarrah K. Davis of Arlington has her sights set on the 2008 Summer Olympics. Of course, she'll tune in to the Sydney games because her women's track idol, Jeral Miles-Clark, finished second in the 800-meter race at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in Sacramento, Calif., last month and will be running in Sydney. Miles-Clark was an Olympic gold medalist in the 1,600 relay in 1996 and won the 400 world title in 1993.

"I began running four years ago for the Police Athletic League," Sarrah said. Her elder sister, father and grandfather were runners.  Now she runs for the Young Achievers Sprint Club coached by Caleb White, which trains during the March-August track season at Raines High School. In the off-season, Sarrah trains at Jacksonville University.

Although Sarrah has been gathering medals the past several years, an injured hamstring caused her to drop out of the USA Junior Olympics last month in Buffalo, N.Y.  But her injury healed enough so that she qualified for four events at the AAU Junior Olympics this month in Orlando. Her team took first place in the 4x400.

"My family is great and very supportive," Sarrah said, "getting me across town for training."  But traveling to out-of-town meets can get expensive. Recently she received a sponsorship of $1,000 from Luther Coggin of the Coggin Automotive Group.  "I am very grateful for his very generous sponsorship," Sarrah said.

Running appeals to Sarrah, she said, because she likes the competition and exposure, "just being out there and meeting people from all over." She said she also thrives on the determination that running requires.  "What I don't like about running is the heat, and the pressure can be very nerve-wracking."

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