The 5-foot-6 senior won a pair of individual titles at the Class 6A meet this past season, leading the Jaguars to second place as a team. Poe soared a state meet all-class best 18-feet to capture the long jump and launched herself 38-3.75 to take gold in the triple jump. Despite suffering an injury during the long jump, she added third-place points in the 100-meter hurdles and second-place points in the high jump. Poe also set a state Class 6A record in the triple jump with her personal-best leap of 40-5.75, which ranked as the nation’s No. 38 distance among girls’ prep competitors this spring. Her personal-best clearance of 5-9 in the high jump this season ranked No. 32 mark in the nation.
Poe has maintained an 85.27 average in the classroom and has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Mississippi State University beginning this fall.
A member of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) as well as her school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter and Minority Club, she has volunteered locally mentoring elementary school students. She has also donated her time officiating at area track meets and giving instruction to youth athletes at the Peak Performance Track Club.