2008-09 (Freshman): Cross Country - Ran in four meets for the Wildcats ... Best finish was at the SEC Championships with an 8K time of 26:06 to finish 67th overall. Indoor - Did not compete. Outdoor - Did not compete.
High School: Central District Cross Country Runner of the Year as a senior ... Qualifier for Ohio State Cross Country Championships junior and sophomore years, District champion and cross country MVP final two seasons ... Track and field state qualifier in the 3,200m final two seasons finishing 12th as a junior and sixth as a senior (9:23) ... Ninth-place finish at Nike Outdoor Nationals with a 15:18 mark in the 5,000m ... School record holder in the 5,000m, 3,200m and 1,600m runs ... Coached by Jonathan Agriesti ... Also played soccer freshman and sophomore years... Member of 8th-place teams at Ohio Cross Country State Championships sophomore and junior years and district champion team as a senior ... Ran on track and field regional champion team as a freshman and district champion teams as a sophomore and junior ... Scholar athlete and member of senior class cabinet ... Also member of student athletic counsel, symphonic band, interact club, diversity club, freshman mentorship program and was a camp joy counselor.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Henry Jackson II ... Born Dec. 14, 1989 in Roanoke, Va. ... Parents are Joseph and Leonetta Jackson ... Has one brother Jalen and one sister Princess-Jyla ... Major is biotechnology.