Jasmine Jones is GA Gatorade Girls Athlete of the Year


JASMINE
JONES
SPRINTS/HURDLES/JUMPS
GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
NORCROSS, GEORGIA
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
HIGHLIGHTED STATS
13.33
100 METERS

20-2.25
LONG JUMP

24.05
200 METERS

"I have coached for 36 years-the last 30 as the head coach at GAC-and I have never had an athlete close to Jasmine's track ability. But she's also a quiet, humble young lady who's much more than a runner or jumper. She dances, she loves the theater, she's a brilliant student and she loves to talk about the last book she's read. Jasmine is a great athlete and competitor-the stats to prove that-but she really is one of the finest people I've ever coached."

Brad Kinser  Head Coach - Greater Atlanta Christian

ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE

The 5-foot-10 junior swept the 200-meter dash, the 100 hurdles and the long jump at the AAA state meet, leading the Spartans to the team title. She also ran the lead leg for the winning 4x400-meter relay quartet and the third leg for a 4x100 foursome that broke the tape as well. At the time of her selection, her personal-best 100 hurdles clocking of 13.33 seconds to capture gold at the Great Southwest Classic ranked No. 1 nationally among prep competitors in the event in 2019, and ranked No. 29 in U.S. girls prep history. Her winning leap in the long jump at states (20-feet, 2.25 inches) ranked No. 6 in the country, and her PR in the 200 (24.05) was No. 60. The high-point trophy-winner at the state meet, she now holds a trio of Georgia AAA state records (long jump, 100 and 300 hurdles) and has won 11 state titles.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Jones has maintained a weighted 4.40 GPA in the classroom and represents one of the state's top academic candidates in meeting the Gatorade award's broad criteria. She will begin her senior year of high school this fall.

EXEMPLARY CHARACTER

A gifted dancer who has performed at the highest levels of competitive dance on private and school teams, Jones also participates in musical theater, having played primary roles in My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music. She has participated in a service-mission trip to Nicaragua and also donates her time as a tutor for lower-school students in addition to teaching dance and theater to young students.


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