VYPE’s #411: Garland Lakeview’s Ayers looks to defend her title


Mariah Ayers is the truth on the oval.

The Garland Lakeview track star won the Class 6A Region II meet in the 100 and 200-meters and hopes to bring home gold this weekend at state. She is defending her state title from a year ago.

The Baylor-signee has built an impressive prep resume and has visions of carrying over her success at the college level.

VYPE caught up with the speedster in our #411 feature.

VYPE: Who has been your biggest influence in your sporting life? And why?

AYERS: My mom, she’s my biggest supporter. She’s at every track meet cheering me on.

VYPE: What has been your greatest high school memory so far?

AYERS: Winning a state medal my junior year. It was a different experience.

VYPE: What’s your biggest strength? Or what do you bring to your team?

AYERS: Encouragement, when they are nervous about a race.

VYPE: What do you see yourself doing in five years?

AYERS: I plan on starting my career and hopefully running professionally.

VYPE: What advice would you give a younger athlete starting his/her high school career?

AYERS: Trust the process and stay focus. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do anything.

VYPE:  What do you do outside of sports?

AYERS: Mostly just school. From time to time, I may have other activities for school or community service or just for fun.


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