Zef Djurasevic ‘19: Whether it’s flying down the track or gliding past the opposition on the gridiron, if you blink he’s gone. John Jackman 19’, a senior at Romeo High School, played four seasons of football and ran four seasons of track during his time at Romeo. Jackman holds one of the fastest times in the nation for his class and proved it by placing 22nd in the nation in the New Balance Nationals Track Meet.

“It was pretty awesome running with the best kids in the country in my class. I thought I was quick, but some of those guys were flying.” Jackman said.

Jackman reached the state track meet each of his first three years running and looks forward to hopefully running again this season. Jackman blazes when on the track proven by his efforts in the school record 4×100 and 4×200 teams as well as 10.89 100 meter dash which ranks among the best times in the state.

“I plan to go All-State this year. I’ve been working extremely hard this year, by running, lifting, and resting just trying to make sure my body is in the best condition it can be in,” Jackman stated.

All the hard work and dedication that Jackman applied to track helped him achieve his goal of getting a scholarship to a Division One school, at Purdue University Fort-Wayne, where he plans to major in business.

“I was beyond thrilled when I got the offer, my parents and I talked about it and they knew that it would be a good fit for me,” Jackman explained. “I couldn’t have done it without my friends, coaches, and family. They have kept me motivated and to just keep getting better. Romeo will always have a place in my heart.”

Congratulations to John on all his achievements. RNews wishes him the best of luck for the rest of the season and into his first season at Purdue Fort Wayne next season.

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