Excessive College Spring Observe Presents Phenom Jordan Hasay Prep Distance
You may name it “Future’s Baby” however the label can be inaccurate. Prep phenom Jordan Hasay understands that she’ll should combat her option to greatness and she or he would not have it another manner.
Hasay attends Mission Faculty Preparatory Catholic Excessive College (higher generally known as Mission Prep within the operating neighborhood) in San Luis Obispo, California.
She has been setting nationwide operating information since she was 12, when she set the American report for the three,000 meters (1.86 miles) by operating 9:48.77. A 12 months later, she would break the 1500 meter mark with a time of 4:28.61 and the 3000 mark with an effort of 9:35.12.
At 14, she broke the information for the 1500, 3000 and 3200 meters; at 15, the 1500, 1600, 3000 and 3200-Meters; and final 12 months, as a junior, she set a meet report of 9:52.13 to win her third straight state title within the 3,200 meters, one other nationwide age group report to go together with her report within the 3000 meters of 9:19.6. Her victory on the 3,200-meter state championship was the second-fastest time ever by a highschool woman.
Did I point out she competed within the US Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon when she was 16? On the legendary, renovated observe at Hayward Discipline (the house turf of the College of Oregon of Pre, the late nice Steve Prefontaine), Hasay set one other age group and highschool nationwide report whereas operating 4:14.50 in a 1500 meter semi-final.
Hasay’s exploits spilled over to cross nation as properly. She capped off the beginning of her senior 12 months by profitable her 4th consecutive California Excessive College Division V title, tying Sara (née Bei) Corridor’s report of 4 consecutive titles.
She went on to win her 4th consecutive Foot Locker West Regional title, changing into the primary athlete to take action. She gained the celebrated Foot Locker Nationwide Cross Nation Championship for the second time, protecting the 5,000 meter (3.1 mile) course in 17:22.
Final 12 months, Hasay was named the 2008 U.S. Younger Athlete of the Yr in observe and area, together with Athletics Information named Hasay as its 2008 Girls’s Excessive College Athlete of the Yr.
Hasay is not the one prep phenom the USA has produced. Jim Ryan and Mary Decker Slaney have been the world drummers on the time. Alan Webb had his second of greatness. There are lots of extra.
Hasay’s waist-length blonde hair makes her simple to identify when operating in packs. The entire observe neighborhood is wanting ahead to her efficiency this spring, questioning how a lot she will reduce her instances.
Jordan Hasay is fairly savvy about her future. “My aim is to not be remembered as the best highschool runner of all time,” Hasay stated in a current interview, “however as one in every of America’s best distance runners sooner or later.” And, my oh my, does that future shine shiny.
Copyright © 2009 Ed Bagley
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