Interview with Jassani Carter of Flanagan, the defending Florida 4A state champion in the 100 and 200 meter dash, who will be opening up her final season of high school outdoor track this weekend at the Louie Bing Classic as the top seed in very competitive and deep fields of the 100 and 200 meter dash.
Prelims of the event will be contested on Friday at Traz Powell Stadium in Miami with the finals on Saturday. Carter owns personal bests of 11.53 in the 100 meter dash, 23.31 in the 200 meter dash, and 55.49 in the 400 meter dash.
A FLYRA state champion and AAU Junior Olympic Games national champion as a youth and age group track star, Carter has only continued her steady progression into her high school years.
She finished 3rd in the 100 and 4th in the 200 at the 2019 FHSAA State Track Finals as a freshman in 4A and came back after the 2020 state meet and her sophomore season was wiped out due to coronavirus pandemic to win her first state titles in both events last year as a junior in Florida's largest classification. She was virtually undefeated against in-state competition last year whether at 100 or 200 meters.
Carter signed with the University of Southern California this past fall. It is far away from South Florida, but her future residence already feels home to her.