Cameron Jackson

Kilgore High School senior track athlete Cameron Jackson, who has been to the UIL state track meet three straight seasons.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of spotlighting local seniors in the Kilgore News Herald’s coverage area, who are on hiatus due to caution over the coronavirus. This is results from a questionnaire sent out to the public asking senior athletes in the News Herald’s area to be heard, and get a little attention. To submit a questionnaire, see it online at kilgorenewsherald.com, in the sports section, and e-mail it back to mlucas@kilgorenewsherald.com.

Name: Cameron Jackson

School: Kilgore high school

Parents names: Ginger and Charles Jackson

Brothers/sisters: I have 7 brothers (including me) and 1 sister

Sports you play: Track & field

Favorite high school sports memory: going to state 3 years in a row and possibly a 4th

Plans after high school: Go on to compete at the collegiate level

If college, what schools are you considering, and what do you plan to major in? I plan to major in cyber security

Who are your role models? My role models are J.cole and Justin Gatlin

Which coaches had have the most influence on you? Why? My head track and field coach, Phillip Lane, who thought me that if you’re going to do something to give your all, otherwise it doesn’t count.

Who is your favorite teacher? My athletic trainer La’Tamera Fry, and my track & field go-to, Nina Mata.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Living successfully and giving back to my community.

Something about yourself that most people don’t know: Singing is what I do when I’m not training for track

What will you miss most about high school sports? I will miss my coach and my trainer, and my support team that I have back in Kilgore!

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