State Meet Preview: High School Girls MAIS


Sprinter to Watch: Kennedi Sanders

Returning for her last year in high school is Madison Ridgeland Academy's Kennedi Sanders to potentially take home the individual title in the 100m, 200m, and 400m.



Last year, Sanders pulled off an insane triple to take home the crown for each event, and it is most likely she'll be able to do it again. It's no surprise however, as she is currently ranked MS #1 in every single sprint event.

The Louisiana State University commit hasn't lost a race yet this season, and I don't see her losing her last few to finish out a superb high school career.

Hurdler to Watch: D'ambrah Watts

Coming in to blow the hurdles away is D'ambrah Watts from Jackson Preparatory School.

She'll be competing in both the 100m and 300m Hurdles to attempt a double sweep. She's placed first for the 100m Hurdles and second in the 300m Hurdles behind Caty Matthews of Saint Aloysius HS.

However, she is known to be a fierce competitor when it comes to hurdles. She hasn't lost a 100m Hurdles race against an MSAIS prep the entire year, so her future is looking bright.

Can she come from behind and snag the double hurdle crown, or will Matthew's hold her off? 

Relay to Watch: MRA 4x400m

As with any 4x400m relay at any meet, the energy of the last event can drive teams to incredibly fast performances. Such is the case with the Madison Ridgeland Academy 4x400m squad.

The talented team has gone a staggering 4:11.33. They are officially only three seconds off of the MRA record and are in a league of their own in the 4x400m.

With powerhouses such as Sanders and Evie Ewing who both have MAIS top 10 all-time rankings, the situation is looking very good for the MRA squad.