Tara Davis Says Georgia Not Releasing Her To Transfer

Update (Dec. 18): All-American jumper/hurdler Tara Davis released a video on Tuesday evening saying that she has not transferred to Texas, and that the University of Georgia has not yet released her to pursue other schools. Davis' former coach at Georgia, Petros Kyprianou, tweeted last week that the world junior record holder was headed to Texas, but in the minute-long video posted on Davis' Twitter account, she refutes that assertion.

In the video, Davis says that she only signed a scholarship aid document last week so that she could be on campus at Texas during a dead period in between semesters. Davis also claims that she has not formally signed to compete for the Texas track and field program, and that she is currently ineligible to compete in the NCAA during the 2018-2019 track and field season. Davis says she is appealing the decision.

We have reached out to Georgia for comment on the situation.

Update (Dec. 13): Georgia head coach Petros Kyprianou announced that Tara Davis is transferring to Texas, though she has yet to personally respond with her official plans for the future. 


On Dec. 7, the world junior record holder tweeted she was leaving the University of Georgia in the midst of her sophomore year. 


On Instagram, Davis said she hasn’t decided where she will transfer to, and hasn't yet personally responded to her former coach's announcement.  

The hurdler and horizontal jumper was part of the Bulldogs’ NCAA championship team in the indoor season. 

In that meet, Davis placed third in the long jump and sixth in the 60m hurdles. Her best performance, however, came in the semifinals of the 60m hurdles when she ran 7.98 seconds to set the world junior record.

Outdoors, Davis was fifth in the long jump and made the semifinals in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA Championships. Georgia placed a close second in the team competition. Later in the summer, Davis won the U.S. junior title in the long jump and went on to take the bronze medal at the World U20 Championships in Finland.

Davis’ transfer also means that Georgia will enter the 2019 indoor season missing all three members of their long jump podium sweep from last March. Keturah Orji graduated in the spring after a career that included eight individual NCAA titles. Kate Hall, the winner of the indoor long jump competition, turned pro in the summer, forgoing her final year of eligibility. 

House Of Run: Sprinters Have Stolen The Show In 2019

Jason and Kevin discuss the reaction to Noah Lyles’ close victory over Christian Coleman in the 100m, the budding rivalry between the two, Kenny Bednarek’s coming out party at JUCOs, Michael Norman’s smooth 19.84, Caster Semenya’s 3000m future and Matthew Boling’s superb Twitter skills.

Kelati, Oduduru & The 10 Biggest Stars At NCAA West Prelims

null

Yesterday, Lincoln took a look at the top athletes to watch in the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Today, I’ll do the same with the West Prelim, which begins this Thursday, May 23, in Sacramento.

FloTrack's NCAA Prelim Predictions

null

FloTrack predicts the mid-distance/distance qualifiers for NCAAs.

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloTrack!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

Roberts, Holloway & The 10 Brightest Stars At NCAA East Prelims

null

The 2019 DI NCAA East Preliminary Round is this Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25, in Jacksonville, Florida, and it will be LIVE on FloTrack. 

Kenny Bednarek Makes History With 19.82/44.73 Double At JUCOs

null

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloTrack!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

One day after riding a blustering tailwind to the fastest wind-aided 200m in history, Indian Hills freshman Kenny Bednarek decided to give wind legal a try on the final day of the 2019 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The result? Still damn fast.

Shanghai Diamond League: Lyles Stuns Coleman, Samba Tops Benjamin

The second leg of the 2019 Diamond League season made its stop in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, and it was jam-packed with marquee matchups and tight finishes.

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloTrack!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

Kenny Bednarek Runs Fastest Wind-Aided 200m In History

If you’ve ever wondered how fast a world-class sprinter could run with a comically strong tailwind, Indian Hills Community College freshman Kenny Bednarek had your answer on Friday with his 19.49 200m (+6.1 m/s) in the 2019 NJCAA Track and Field prelims.

What Did It Take To Qualify For NCAA Prelims Over The Years?

Since the NCAA moved to a two-regional system in 2010, the qualification process for the NCAA Championships has consisted of the top 48 individuals and top 24 relays in the West and East regions competing for 12 qualifying spots during the last weekend of May.

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloTrack!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

Samba/Benjamin Pt. I, McLaughlin Debut Headline Shanghai DL

The first six-ish weeks of the professional track season have offered one clear lesson: the late World Championships aren’t going to tamp down fast times. From Michael Norman’s 43.45 to Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s 49.05, it’s feeling like mid-August already. Perhaps the non-championship year in 2018 caused some energy and emotion to be bottled up, only being released in a year with a clear championship target. 

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloTrack!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

Schneider, Praught-Leer Notch 5k Olympic Standards At Oxy

(c) 2019 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved