They say don't mess with Texas, but three Florida speedsters came into the Lonestar State and came away with the top three indoor 400m times in the country. Going head to head in the second heat of the finals was Northeast sophomore Jan'Taijah Ford and Southridge senior Kayla Johnson, a University of Miami signee.
The pair quickly jumped to the front of the pack, and it was Johnson who had a slight edge coming through the first 200 meters. On her heels with 100m left, Ford, the 3A state champion in 2016, zoomed past her and held on to win in a US#1 time of 55.38. Johnson, who is also one of the top 800m runners in the nation, was second in a US#2 time of 55.51.
- 2017 Texas A&M High School Indoor Classic Meet Page (Complete Results/Coverage)
- Jan'Taijah's Athlete Profile
- Kayla's Athlete Profile
- Daneisha's Athlete Profile