Buffalo 12 Year Old Jada Kenner Breaks World Record In Track
Jada Kenner, a seventh-grader at Tapestry Charter School has done what no other twelve-year-old has done, breaking the world record for the 300-meter competition during the NYSPHSAA State Championships in Staten Island, according to news reports.
Here's Jada Kenner's reaction to breaking the World Record, according to the report.
“I feel like it’s taken a while to settle in, what I actually did because I’m just like, 'Yeah, I did that,'
Meet 12 Year-Old Jada Kenner:
Jada's Coach, Dan Tryon, said this about her World Record breaking performance:
“She was seeded number two in the race, so we knew there was a chance she could win," he said. "We were hoping she was going to win, but you know things happen, and you never know,”
According to reports, Jada wasn't aware of what had happened when she crossed the finish line because she was so focused on the race. But she was informed after the race that she won and said this:
'At first I didn’t know, because one of the coaches that was on the field told me that I won, and I was just shocked. Like I had no idea what was running through my mind. I was just shocked. Like I had no clue what was going on'
The reports say that Coach Dan knew that she had broken a state record, but then he got word of even more good news
"We obviously knew she had set that record, the state record, at that meet," he said. "And then this afternoon I got an email from MileSplit, who covers track around the whole country, confirming her age and just asking for her birthdate because she could’ve broken the world record.”
Jada's time was an astounding 39.24 which was a minute faster than the previous time of 40.19 set by Anna Kerbachova of the Czech Republic, the fastest time recorded for a 12-year-old, according to reports.
Kenner, who has been training since kindergarten sees a bright future ahead of her and said this, according to the reports:
' I see myself going to the Olympics because I feel like there’s no stopping from now. I feel like if I stopped, and I wanted to stop and if I stopped, I’d be devastated. I wouldn’t know what to do, so I think I’m going to be doing this for a very long time'
Jada is very humble about her accomplishment saying:
“I was happy with whatever I did, but I was just happy that I made it to states because it’s a good accomplishment to make it," Jada explained. “There were two heats of the 300 (meters), so I was the first heat.”
The news article reveals that her Coach Dan Tryon encourages Jada to be everything that she wants to be and more had this to say about the 12-year-old champion:
“She does everything she can to be the best she can be," he said. "She keeps working the way she’s working, the sky’s