Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world


Main message board: for the discussion of topical track & field items only.

Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby onestar » Sun May 18, 2003 11:04 am

He is only 19 and ran 48.51 blowing pass James Carter(49.9), so what does this kid future look like. Should he finish school or go pro?
onestar
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:31 am

Re: Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby Guest » Sun May 18, 2003 12:08 pm

Maybe the question should be, "should he start school first?" I heard that after he couldn't get into South Carolina he's not at school at all. Can anybody confirm that?
Guest
 

Re: Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby gh » Sun May 18, 2003 12:20 pm

Actually, turned 20 on May 8 (hooray, hooray....). But an incredible talent nonetheless!

The 400H not the greatest event to turn pro in. Unlike the 100 or the mile, no guarantee there'll be enough meets on the Euro Circuit to make your budget, unless you're a confirmed world-beater.
gh
 
Posts: 46335
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:31 am
Location: firmly at Arya's side!

Re: Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby Guest » Sun May 18, 2003 12:34 pm

I know that he is running unattached or GWE, but he goes to St. Aug, so he is training under George Williams, the olympic head coach
Guest
 

Re: Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby Guest » Sun May 18, 2003 6:51 pm

ok, to get the facts out, he is only 19, 5/8/84 to be exact. Thats from the houses mouth.
Guest
 

Re: Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby gh » Sun May 18, 2003 7:27 pm

That's significant news: means he's a Junior this year and is now No. 2 on the all-time World Junior List.
gh
 
Posts: 46335
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:31 am
Location: firmly at Arya's side!

Re: Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby Guest » Sun May 18, 2003 9:43 pm

May 8, 1983 is Jackson's date of birth.
Guest
 

Re: Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby gh » Mon May 19, 2003 3:42 am

Great, duelling anonymi! Or are you the same one simply reversing your course?
gh
 
Posts: 46335
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:31 am
Location: firmly at Arya's side!

Re: Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby Guest » Mon May 19, 2003 7:15 am

He may not be a junior, bt Ken Ferguson was born in '84, and he ran a meager 48.79, and 13.53 this weekend. Not too shabby. US Hurdling future is in good shape.
Guest
 

Re: Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby Guest » Mon May 19, 2003 1:47 pm

I agree, there is a lot of talent that is out there, but they will never be exposed because they don't have the opportunity to show themselves. Such as for Jackson, but I believe he will be soon. Patience, will always pay off.
Guest
 

Re: Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby gh » Mon May 19, 2003 2:02 pm

T&FN has confirmed that Jackson did indeed just turn19, not 20, so is a Junior. Ferguson is also a Junior.

Imagine had Jackson gotten into South Carolina and they were paired this year.
gh
 
Posts: 46335
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:31 am
Location: firmly at Arya's side!

Re: Bershawn Jackson #1 in the world

Postby Guest » Fri May 23, 2003 12:05 am

i saw their names and times in t&f news results last week and vaguely remembered that they had represented the us in the world junior championships last year and finished 2nd and 3rd behind a south african athlete. Even since last year thet have improved by a second and they are only 19 ! the main question would be if they can challenge harris' world junior record, that was set the year they were born ! also if they can sneak in and make the team for the world since no us runner has even approach 48 secs this year.
Guest
 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 79., Bing [Bot] and 13 guests