photo credit: @wehsmamarazzi

First ain’t the worst \\ Beaming with his first place medal, junior Charis Jackson poses for a photo to mark his first place win in the 400M during the Area track meet April 21.

Track Champion

He won first place in the 400M in the Area track meet. He’s competed nationally since he was 9 years old. He also plays football. Long story short, he’s Charis Jackson. 


What track events do you run? 

I run the 4x100M, 4x400M, 200M, and 400M.


What challenges did you face in preparation for the meet? 

I was dealing with a left knee injury while preparing for the meet. 


What made you want to run track? 

I enjoy running. 


What are your plans after high school? 

I plan to continue my education in college to obtain a degree in physical therapy. 


What do you hope to accomplish by the end of the season?

I want to be the 400M 5A Champion. 


What has been your favorite thing about this season? 

Competing with my relay teammates has been my favorite part of the season. 


In a dash–

Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni 

Morning person or late night person? Late night 

Last show you binged? Big mouth

Go-to vacation spot? San Francisco, California 

Are there more doors or wheels in the world? Doors

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