Get to know Starr's Mill's Jackie Sample

Thu, 10/04/2007 - 11:33am
By: Michael Boylan
Name: Jackie Sample

Year: Sophomore

What she does: Runs cross country for the Lady Panthers.

How she came to running: “My cousin forced me to run with her and get some exercise and I realized how much I liked it. Last year was the first time I ran competitively, I had no idea I’d be any good at it.”

Career highlights: Sample broke 19 minutes in her last meet and took first place in the Bulldog Stampede at UGA in Athens.

Goals in cross country: “To break 19 minutes at Carrollton (the site of the state meet), to take first place in the state meet for the next three years and just be the best I can be.”

On running with her twin sister, Jenny: “We have a really great connection and I know I can always count on her.”

On music: “I don’t really listen to anything when I go out running, but I like anything up-tempo. I’m not picky.”

Favorite book: The Bible

Favorite movie: “The Passion of the Christ.”

Next event: Furman Invitational, Oct. 13

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