Former KW Star Jerayah Davis Competes on the National Stage
It’s a big day for former Kelly Walsh standout Jerayah Davis, who as a senior at the University of Wyoming, will compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships.
Davis is the first Wyoming Cowgirl in school history to qualify for the NCAA’s in three events in a single year. She’ll race in the 100-meter dash, compete in the long jump, and also runs on the Cowgirls’ 4x100 meter relay.
Davis begins her busy Thursday with the lead-off leg for UW in the national semifinals of the 4x100 meter relay. That is set for 6:02 p.m., Mountain Time. Next, she’ll be competing in the 100-meter dash national semifinals at 7:16 p.m. (MT). Shortly after, Davis will participate in the finals of the long jump. That starts at 7:30 p.m. (MT).
If she qualifies for the national finals in the 100-meter dash, Davis would compete on Saturday at 5:22 p.m. (MT). If the relay team makes the finals, they would run at 4:32 p.m. (MT) Saturday.
In the video above, Davis discusses qualifying individually for the first time in her career, plus being from Wyoming and competing for UW, thinking back to her prep career and seeing this in her future, as well as, a great balance she’s found as a key to her success.
The former Trojan was an 11-time state champion and three-time Wyoming Gatorade Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Davis was also a finalist for the prestigious Milward Simpson Award in 2014. She still holds the Wyoming state record in the 200-meters at 23.79 seconds.
The 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships are in Austin, TX.