Name: Destinee Jackson
Height: 5’ 6”
Hometown: Hoffman Estates, Ill.
High School: Gilbert High School
Track & Field Background: I have been running track since 6th grade. I dedicated my life to the track my sophomore year of high school.
PR’s: 14.64 in 100m hurdles, 200m 25.79
Track & Field Accomplishments: Took 3rd at state my senior year of high school. Sectional Champion my junior year of high school in the 100m hurdles. I have been to state all 4 years of high school
Parents: Nicole Allen & Shondel Jackson
High School Coach: Dan Andersen
Major/Program of Study: Criminal Justice
Career Goal: Lawyer
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Music: R&B
Favorite Quote: “The decisions I make today will affect my future self.”
Motto you live by and/or like: Every time you are knocked down it should be considered a blessing because you become strong and learn from each experience.
Why I Compete: I compete for myself because I was almost taken out of T&F due to physical issues. Now that I am clear, I realize how important it is to take advantage of the fact that I won’t be able to run forever.