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Briarcrest senior Jada Okhiria signed her letter of commitment last week to compete on the track and field team for Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.

She has competed in track for five years and has been a part of the varsity team for four.

Okhiria began triple and long jumping her sophomore year of high school and was ranked in the top 50 for girls’ triple jump in the state. She placed sixth place in the 2018 regional track meet and placed fifth the year before.

She also competes in tennis and has been the captain of the varsity tennis team at Briarcrest for two years.

On top of all of her athletic accomplishments, she excels academically and is very involved in her community. She plans to study biology at Pepperdine.