Track-and-field star Jack­son agrees of­fi­cially to con­tinue ca­reer at UK

Lexington Herald-Leader - - Sports - BY JOSH MOORE [email protected]­ald-leader.com

The fastest high school kid in Lex­ing­ton has a lot of miles left in his legs. He’s known for a while that he wanted to stay in the city where he honed his speed.

Langston Jack­son — an eight-time track and field state cham­pion at Henry Clay — of­fi­cially signed with the Univer­sity of Ken­tucky on Thurs­day af­ter com­mit­ting to UK on Nov. 4. He knew well be­fore the fall that he wanted to con­tinue his ca­reer with the Wild­cats.

“It’s al­ways been my dream to run track for Ken­tucky, es­pe­cially be­ing from Ken­tucky,” Jack­son said. “It means a lot more to me.”

UK in the 2018-19 school year lists 15 Ken­tuck­ians on its track-and-field ros­ter but only two from Lex­ing­ton — se­nior Ken­dall Muham­mad (Paul Lau­rence Dun­bar) and ju­nior Ben Young (Tates Creek), both dis­tance run­ners. Jack­son, a sprinter, chose a full-ride of­fer from UK over from Texas, Penn State, Hous­ton and Michi­gan.

Texas is coached by for­mer UK head coach

MATT GOINS

Henry Clay’s Langston Jack­son chose a schol­ar­ship of­fer from UK over of­fers from Texas, Penn State, Hous­ton and Michi­gan.

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