J. AtwoodSport: Track & Field

Hometown: Spokane Valley, WA


What makes Jackson tick?

Describe yourself in three words:

Why are sports important to you?
I like setting goals and challenging myself to always do better. Sports enables you to do both.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Last year, I was able to lap an able-bodied runner in the 800 in my racing chair.

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Nothing, accept getting really hydrated. Water is really important.

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
I eat a healthy breakfast, work out at school, then go to school track practice or team roller practice. During track season, I am training 6 out of 7 days a week.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Band. When I am not training or competing, I an playing my clarinet.

Who do you admire most?
My Mother

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Competing in the Paralympics

What is your favorite quote:
Ambitious Goals Make for Outstanding Achievements

What is your favorite food?


What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Do it! It can be challenging at first, but once you get the hang of the adaptive equipment and your own personal strengths, you will love it.

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