Eisenhower’s Covington says Gig’Em on National Signing Day

Eisenhower's Covington says Gig'Em on National Signing Day (Copyright (c) 2021 VYPE - All rights reserved)

HOUSTON - Jaiya Covington has had a year to remember.

The Eisenhower senior took third in the 100-meter hurdles at the UIL State Track & Field meet in May, won a National Championship at the 2021 AAU Junior Olympic Games in the same event in July and then on Wednesday signed with Texas A&M track and field.

Like I said - a year to remember.

"I think it's a great fit for me because just knowing that it's very convenient for where I live so seeing my family wouldn't be a problem and just the environment itself felt like home," Covington said of signing with Texas A&M. "This accomplishment means that I can do anything that I can put my mind to and to make it to the next level."

As Covington enters her senior season she will look to have another standout season in the 100-meter, 300-meter hurdles and the high jump. Last season, Covington took third at State in the 100-meter hurdle and made it to the Regional Championship for the high jump (season-best was 5-foot-6) and the 300-meter hurdles (6th - 45.46).

So, what does this day mean to her?

“It means a lot feel like it would have never come to this point because the year went by so fast so knowing the day is here I’m still numb,” Covington said.