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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.