Dewey’s Jayme Guilfoyle: Track Spotlight – Presented by Roberts Auto Center


Dewey High School’s Jayme Guilfoyle just finished up her junior season running track for the Bulldoggers. She competes in the 100 and 300 hurdles and is the anchor leg for the 4X400. She first began competing in track in the seventh grade because of her love of running, and says she knew she had a natural talent for hurdling.

Guilfoyle says that she would describe her junior season as her “breakthrough” season.

“Everything really started to click,” she said. “I started putting in the work day in and day out and I started to learn my races front and back. I took it more seriously and pushed myself to be the best I could be.”

Guilfoyle had a moment this season that helped teach her a lesson, and one she will use it as fuel for next year’s competition – when she fell in the 100 Meter Hurdle State Finals.

“I was leading to the 7th hurdle, then my trail leg hit the hurdle causing me to fall. It was tremendously heartbreaking considering Dewey had produced the State Champion in that event for 5 straight years and I was on my way to make it 6, but I learned so much out of it,” she said. “To always stay humble no matter the level you reach in your event and to work on the little things. But it makes me ready and eager for next season to bring that tradition back.”

Besides her own competitive drive, part of what motivates Guilfoyle is the people around her, especially her twin sister Jayce and her track coach, Coach Close.

“I don’t think either of them truly knows how much they mean to me but they’re what kept me going after the tough times in class and on the track,” she said. “During practices they both pushed me to get better, and the smiles on their faces after each meet when I started placing first was what kept me going. They are my biggest motivators and I’m glad I get to share my victories with them and they are just as happy about them as I am.”

Guilfoyle looks forward to continuing her track career at her high school as the Dewey community cheers her on to victory.