Jacket Athlete of the Week, January 2

From the coach:  I nominated Emily Jones because she brings such a positive energy to the gym each and every day. She is a great leader, both in her words and her actions.  She’s a really hard worker and is great at helping her teammates when they’re in need of a smile.

Favorite thing about sports: Being part of a team, making memories, and accomplishing my athletic goals.

Person who has influenced you: My parents, teammates, gymnastics coach Wendy Rooney, and my first track coach Jason Knighton-Johnson. 

How do you prepare for a game or meet?: I listen to music, spend time with my team, and get in the right mind space for a competition.

Highlight of athletic career: Beating my personal best triple jump mark four times in the 2019 sections track and field meet and becoming the fourth-best female triple jumper in CIHS history. 

Future goals:  Graduate high school, go to college and become a neonatal nurse, and hopefully do track in college.

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