Tara Davis might be half gazelle. At least that’s the impression I got after watching this video of her setting the second fastest 100-meter hurdles time in U.S. high school history:
Davis, a senior at Agoura High School (Agoura Hills, California) recorded a blazing 12.89 in the event. According to MilesSplitUSA, she is only the fourth female high school athlete in history to break the 13-second mark in the event.
But Davis isn’t just a hurdler. Back in February, she set a new U.S. high school indoor record in the Long Jump with an incredible leap of 21-11:
Davis, who has signed a Letter of Intent with the University of Georgia, is plenty confident in her abilities. She recently challenged Cincinnati Bengals receiver John Ross, who set the 40-Yard Dash record at the 2017 NFL Combine, to a race:
How did Davis become such a track & field superstar? Like any other elite athlete, she trains. Hard. Check out these impressive workout videos posted on her father’s YouTube page:
Could Davis be America’s next great track & field Olympian? Considering that her recent 12.89 time in the 100-meter hurdles would have been good enough for a top 10 finish at the Rio 2016 Olympics, we’re inclined to say yes.