Jeff Jackson

Jeff Jackson's achievements as a hurdler in track competition for North Garland High School and Baylor University are recognized by his induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame. Jackson earned All-America recognition three times in the outdoor 110-meter high hurdles and once in the 55-meter indoors high hurdles at Baylor University during 1992-1995. As a North Garland senior in 1991 he won the Class 5A 110-meter high hurdles state championship with a time of 14.0 and was the Region II 300-meter low hurdles titlist before clipping a hurdle and falling at the state meet. North Garland was fourth in the team standings at the state meet. Jackson also won both hurdles events at the national Golden Gate invitational meet. As a Baylor freshman he won the Southwest Conference championship with a 13.81 in the 110-meter high hurdles and earned All-America honors with a fifth in the NCAA race, having a 14.07 time. As a sophomore he was second at the NCAA outdoor meet in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 13.56, again earning All-America recognition. He broke the school 55-meter high hurdles record with a mark of 7.24 at the years first meet at Norman, Oklahoma. He also equaled the school 110-meter high hurdles record of 13.53 in an Arlington meet. As a junior he was an All-American for the third straight year in the 110-meter hurdles, taking fourth in the NCAA meet with a time of 13.60. He also earned All-America honors in the indoors 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.22. Nearly single-handedly he won the SWC meet for Baylor, scoring a meet-high 18 points at the Fort Worth meet. He won the 55-meter hurdles in 7.26, was third in the 200-meters in 22.07, and ran on the championship sprint relay team with a time of 3:08.47. Jeff is currently teaching algebra at North Garland and coaching football, soccer and track. He and Amanda have a young daughter, Edith Noelani Jackson.