Jayla Hollis - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Jayla Hollis

Fr/Fr | 5-3 | Sprints/Hurdles | Lancaster, Texas | DeSoto HS

High School

2020 graduate of DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas …  Coached by June Villers … Also coached by Orlando McDaniel and Robyn Gray … DeSoto won 2019 State 6A team title with 121 points, 73 ahead of runner-up team … DeSoto established national record in 4×100 relay twice with Jayla running second leg … Won State 4×100 title in 44.24 seconds, a full second over runner-up team, to better the State and conference 6A record of 44.60 set in 2004 by Dallas Skyline … During Region I-6A meet in Arlington, DeSoto produced time of 44.44 to break the national record of 44.50 set in 2004 by Long Beach Poly … As a junior, claimed 2019 State 6A title in 100m hurdles with a then career best of 13.40 … Improved to 13.37 as runner-up in New Balance Nationals, ranking fourth on national high school list … Ranked third on World youth list and first on U.S. youth list for the season … 2019 State bronze medalist in 200m with a 23.52 … Produced a career best of 23.36 twice during the Region I-6A meet, which ranked eighth on national high school list … Ranked equal seventh on World youth list, and fourth on U.S. youth list for the season … In an abbreviated senior season, ran indoor bests of 23.66 (200) and 8.51 (60H) while posting outdoor windy bests of 23.59 (200) and 13.61 (100H) … During freshman season in 2017, competing with Lancaster HS, team placed third in State 5A meet as she earned a bronze medal in the 200m with a 23.86 … Also collected silver medal in 4×200 and bronze in 4×100 relay … Member of North Texas Cheetahs track club in Dallas … In 2017 claimed gold in 100H (15/16 age group) at USATF National Junior Olympic Championships and 2018 bronze medalist in 100H (15/16) … Also in 2017 member of winning 4×400 relay and runner-up 4×100 relay …  Current Razorbacks Morgan Burks-Magee and Rosey Effiong were high school teammates … Effiong ran anchor leg on the DeSoto national record in 4×100 relay … Lettered four years in track and field.

Best times: 200 (23.36), 100H (13.37)

Indoor: 200 (23.63), 60H (8.51)


Jayla R Hollis was born September 3, 2002 in Dallas, Texas … Hometown is Lancaster, Texas … Daughter of Timothy and Dottie Hollis … Has two brothers, Jordan and Jarad … Jordan competes in track and field at Purdue … Majoring in Exercise Science … Career plans include medical school, with an ambition to become a neonatal doctor … Favorite athlete is Brianna McNeal, the 2016 Olympic champion and 2013 World champion in the 100m hurdles … Person she most admires is God … Musically oriented, loves to shop and on A honor roll … Chose Arkansas since it felt like home and loved the team and staff.