Cameron Jackson

Kilgore’s Cameron Jackson.

With spring sports currently suspended, the Tyler Morning Telegraph wants to profile East Texas seniors in those sports in a feature called “From the Sidelines”. If you’re an East Texas senior who competes in a spring sport and would like to be featured, fill out the questions below and send it to, along with a photo. Today’s featured male athlete is Kilgore’s Cameron Jackson, who was a state qualifier in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash last season and earned a bronze medal in the 100.


Name: Cameron Jackson

School: Kilgore High School

Parents names: Ginger and Charles Jackson

Brothers/sisters: I have six brothers and one sister

Sports you play: Track & field

Favorite high school sports memory: Going to state three years in a row and possibly a fourth

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

Favorite food: Chicken alfredo pasta

Favorite TV show: Black Lightning

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

Which coaches have had the most influence on you? Why? My head track and field coach Phillip Lane. He taught me that if you’re going to do something, give it 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.

TWITTER: @BrandonOSports

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