HUDSON–Hudson High School senior Alan Jackson has signed a letter of intent to join the cross country and track and field teams at Hawkeye Community College.
Jackson is no stranger to the Iowa High School State Track and a Field Championships, qualifying three consecutive years. He set a personal record in the 800-meter dash (2:03.13) at the Class 1A District 6 Qualifying Meet in 2018, taking the district title before placing 21st at state. Jackson was part of the fifth place 4x800-meter relay team in 2018, and helped the Pirates place second in that event in 2017.
"Our 4x800 is currently the top ranked team, and I'm excited to start the reloading process for next year," said head coach Tyler Mulder. "I'd really like for Hawkeye to be known for being a place where 800-meter kids come to get better on and off the track."
Jackson also ran the first leg of Hudson's 4x400 in 2018, helping the Pirates place second in Class 1A.
"I've watched Alan run since I started my first year [at Hawkeye]," Mulder said. "I've been able to catch a lot of his races. He's a competitor and will be a fun one to have on the team!"
Jackson is a four-sport athlete for the Pirates, competing in baseball, basketball, cross country, and track, and is a member of his high school choir. He plans to enroll in the Liberal Arts Transfer program.