Veterans High School student-athlete A’Mira Askew signed a track and field scholarship this past week to Missouri State University.
Askew, said Head Coach Eric Mack, was recruited by Assistant Coach Carmelita Jeter. Jeter, dubbed the “Fastest Woman Alive”, is a three-time Olympic medalist with a host of awards (World Championships, World Athletics, etc) to her name.
Askew, Mack said, was recruited by her to run the 100- and 200-meter dash and the 4X100-meter relay.
Missouri State, according to its athletics website, has won nine Missouri Valley Conference championships, had 76 athletes compete in the NCAA Division I championships and had 181 MVC champions.