Shawnti Jackson - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Shawnti Jackson

Fr./Fr. | 5-4 | Sprints | Wake Forest, North Carolina | South Granville HS

Named 2023 USATF Youth Athlete of the Year … Fans selection for International U20 Female Athlete of the Year in Athletics Weekly annual Reader’s Choice Awards … Track & Field News runner-up for 2023 Girls Athlete of the Year, receiving 184 points in voting and just six points behind pole vaulter Hana Moll … Earned three All-America honors from Track & Field News for 2023 season, ranking among top five nationally in the magazine’s annual ranking – 100m (No. 1), 200m (No. 2), and 400m (No. 4) … Jackson was one of just two female athletes to achieve three All-America honors for the year … Set national high school record in 100m with a 10.89 victory among professional sprinters in the Music City Track Carnival held in Nashville during the summer.

High School
2023 graduate of South Granville HS in Creedmoor, North Carolina … Senior season included multiple national records during indoor season: 55m (equal 6.67), 60m (7.16), 200m (low-altitude 22.91), 300m (36.63) … In addition to 100m national record, Jackson anchored United States 4 x 100m relay to an American Junior record of 42.88 at the U20 Pan Am Championships  held in Puerto Rico … Won USATF U20 title in 200m with a then career best of 22.48 (0.0 wind) for meet record, bettering the 20.49 set in 2014 by Kaylin Whitney … Claimed the Pan Am title in career best of 22.35 (1.6 wind) … In lowering the national record in the 100m to 10.89, Jackson improved her previous best marks of 11.15 and 11.07w from 2022 season … Claimed 2023 North Carolina 2A State titles in 100m (11.33w), 200m (22.70w), and 400m (53.02) … Won 200m titles at Penn Relays in 23.11 and NYC Grand Prix in 22.70 … Ran 11.00 to capture 100m at Brooks PR Invitational … As a junior in 2022, competing at Wakefield HS in North Carolina, won 4A State titles in 100m (11.45, -2.5 wind), 200m (23.19), and 400m (52.32) … Also member of winning 4 x 400m relay in 4A State meet, running anchor leg on 3:54.23 performance.

Born May 4, 2005 … Hometown is Wake Forest, North Carolina … Daughter of Bershawn and Shannon Jackson … Two younger siblings, Shari and Bershawn Jr. … Bershawn, Sr. is a 2005 World Champion in the 400m hurdles and 2010 indoor and 2011 outdoor gold medalist in the 4 x 400m relay as well as a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the hurdles … In 2015, Bershawn and Shannon founded a youth track and field program, Run U Xpress in Raleigh, North Carolina … In 2022, Bershawn became head coach for the men’s track and field program at his alma mater, Saint Augustine’s University.

Shawnti Jackson | Collegiate Stats

Career best marks


60m | 7.16 (HS record)

200m | 22.91 (HS l-a record)

300m | 36.63 (HS record)

400m | 52.10 (No. 9 US U20 all-time, No. 10 World U20 all-time)


100m | 10.89 (HS record)

200m | 22.35

400m | 52.13