Top-16 Bios: Jones and Mays lead this Quad Group

These are our last four bios on the final 16 girls who made it past round 1. Voting has already begun, so don't forget to cast your vote before the June 7th at 11 pm.

Gun Lap Bracket

#1 Seed Dani Jones vs. #4 Seed Jasmine Stauffacher-Gray

Dani Jones

Dani is the all-time Arizona high school 1600M leader (4:44.46), #2 in the 3200M (10:09.58), and #7 in the 800M (2:08.85). Dani graduated from the track and field powerhouse of Desert Vista in 2015 where she won every race in Arizona her senior year. At Chandler Rotary is where she set the 1600M record and at the 2015 AIA Division 1 State Championships took home the gold in the 800, 1600, and 3200. On top of her Arizona dominance, Dani also won the 3200M at the famed Arcadia Invitational in 2015 in a record-setting time of 10:09.58. 

Also outside of AZ Dani had some amazing races. 2nd place at the Prefontaine Classic in the mile with a 4:39.88. 6th place at the Adidas Grand Prix mile in 4:41.35 and a win at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 800M with a clocking of 2:08.85. 

Her senior indoor season, Dani also traveled east to the New Balance Nationals Indoor meet and grabbed the bronze in the one mile run in 4:44.90.

Dani's junior year was strong as well. She just missed the 800, 1600, 3200 triple at State by taking 2nd in only the 800M. Outside in AZ she once again showed her competitive spirit versus anyone in the U.S. In the mile she was 2nd at Arcadia, 1st at Golden South Classic, and 3rd at the Adidas Grand Prix.

Dani winning the Golden South - Dream Girls Mile in 2014.

Jasmine Stauffacher-Gray

Jasmine is from North Canyon and graduated in 2015 like Dani Jones. She is the girls' #1 ranked 400M runner of all time in Arizona (54.05) and #7 in the 300H as well. 

In 2015, Jasmine won every single 400M final she competed in, including the Division 1 AIA State Championship, Mt. SAC Relays, and Chandler Rotary. That same year she placed 2nd overall in the 300H at AIA State and the Arcadia Invitational. 

In 2014, Jasmine won every single 400M race she competed in (including State and Rotary) other than the Great Southwest Classic (where she took 2nd and set the AZ all-time state record). She also won every single 300H she competed in other than the Arcadia Invitational (where she placed 3rd). That same year, Jasmine got invited to compete at the prestigious New Balance Outdoor Nationals and took 5th overall in the 400H in an amazing clocking of 59.8.

Jasmine winning heat 3 in the 300H in the 2014 AIA State Championships.

#2 Seed Jadyn Mays vs. #3 Seed Kayleigh Conlon

Jadyn Mays

Jadyn who graduated this past spring from North Canyon, has been killing it since age-group club track and field. She is in the top-10 all-time in Arizona in the 100, 200, 400, and long jump; plus, part of the all-time leading 4x400 girls' team in the state. She has PRs of 19-5 (long jump), 11.56 (100m) 23.84 (200m), and 55.26 (400m).

Jadyn was one of the senior casualties of COVID-19 pandemic canceling the majority of the 2020 Arizona high school season, but her 2019 season was quite a strong one. 

In 2019 in the 100 and 200, Jadyn was quite dominant, winning nearly every race she participated in. She won state in both events, as well as winning at Rotary in both these events. She took 3rd in the 100m at the Great Southwest and placed 5th and 7th in the 100m and 200m, respectively. Also, Jadyn took 2nd overall in State in the long jump in 2019. 

Amazingly, Jadyn's sophomore year was nearly just as dominant as her junior year, taking gold in the 100, 200, and long jump that year at State for Division 2.

Jadyn winning the Meet of Champions Girls' 100m in 2019

Kayleigh Conlon

When you're knocking on the door of the likes of Hannah Carson and surpassing names like Ky Westbrook, people are going to take notice. And that's exactly what Kayleigh Conlon did at her time at Mountain Pointe. She graduated in 2017 and was one of the most dominant throwers AZ has ever seen, not to mention the last decade. 

Kayleigh is #2 all-time in the girls' discus (157-3) in Arizona and #1 in the shot put (47-9.5).

In her senior year, Kayleigh had many high points in both the discus and shot put. In the discus:

  • 9th Finals New Balance Nationals Outdoor
  • 2nd Finals USATF Arizona Junior Olympic Championships
  • 3rd Finals Great Southwest Classic
  • 2nd Finals Arizona Meet of Champions
  • 2nd Finals AIA Division 1 State Championships
  • 2nd Finals Arcadia Invitational
  • 1st Finals Chandler Rotary Invitational

In the shot put she fared just as well:

  • 10th Finals New Balance Nationals Outdoor
  • 2nd Finals Great Southwest Classic
  • 1st Finals Arizona Meet of Champions
  • 1st Finals AIA Division 1 State Championships
  • 1st Finals Arcadia Invitational
  • 1st Finals Chandler Rotary Invitational

Kayleigh's junior year was more of the same dominance both in Arizona and throughout the U.S. as well.

Kayleigh talking about her state-setting shot put throw in 2017.