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Featured Athlete: Jahson Ferguson

Junior Jason Ferguson hopes to make a D1 school in the future as he begins his second year on varsity cross country.

Junior Jason Ferguson hopes to make a D1 school in the future as he begins his second year on varsity cross country.

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Junior Jason Ferguson hopes to make a D1 school in the future as he begins his second year on varsity cross country.

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Junior Jason Ferguson hopes to make a D1 school in the future as he begins his second year on varsity cross country.

Grade: 11 | Sport: Cross Country

Wingspan: How long have you been doing cross country and what got you started?

Ferguson: “I’ve been running since I was eight and I started because I didn’t like doing football.”

Wingspan: What fuels your passion to run?

Ferguson: “Just being with my team and the fact that there’s always a higher aspiration to work for.”

Wingspan: What are your goals for this season and how are you working to achieve them?

Ferguson: “I just want to break 16 and I put in a lot of work over the summer and I’m just attacking every hard work out every chance I get.”

Wingspan: What is your favorite part about being on the team?

Ferguson: “The interaction and competition between runners we’re always trying to beat each other but at the end of the day we have each other’s backs.”

Wingspan: Are you planning to continue the sport in the future?

Ferguson: “Yes I hope to run D1 track.”

Wingspan: What makes cross country different from other sports?

Ferguson: “You can see tangible results really quickly.”

Wingspan: How do you mentally prepare yourself before a race?

Ferguson: “I try focus on what time I’m trying to run and remember where I started and how much I have left to improve.”