Recent Greensville County High School graduate Jazlyn Jefferson made it official signing on the dotted line to run in track and field at Hampton University. Jefferson had numerous offers from many colleges.
The six-time state champion and two-time National Junior Olympic qualifier credits her success to her Godfather, coaches William”Bill”Cain, Les Young, and Greensville County High School track and field coach Amy Sloan.
While many students will be faced with paying tuition for college this fall, that won’t be the case for Jefferson, who by signing with Hampton University, she will not be faced with over $100,000 in student loans.
Jefferson said she would also like to thank her father, Ryan Jefferson, grandparents, James and Hattie Hill and brother, Theo Jefferson for being very supportive as they spent time traveling from track meet to track meet.
In the spring she repeated as 2A state champion in the long jump and 400 meter dash events at East Rockingham High School.
With state indoor track and field titles in the triple jump and 300 meter dash earlier this year Jefferson ends her high school career with six individual state championships at GCHS.
She was also a starter for a state-runnerup GCHS basketball team in March.
In June Jefferson graduated with honors from Greensville County High School.
She looks forward to the next chapter in her life at Hampton University as she will be coached by Olympic coach, Maurice Pearce and Olympic coach Yvette Lewis, who competed in the 2016 Olympics.