Tenth-best at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, and a Team USA hopeful for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, West Texas A&M University high jump coach Susan Jackson will be the featured instructor at Ignacio High School's upcoming Jumpers Camp.
Originally from Napa, Calif., Jackson scored the 2012 NCAA Division II National Outdoor Championship-as a Western State Colorado University junior-in the high jump with a 5-foot, 11.5-inch best at CSU-Pueblo.
"I just happened to contact her," said John Gurule, the Bobcat boys' head coach, "and she was open to doing it! She's familiar to the area, an alumni from Western.in Gunnison, and just recently took eighth place (clearing 5'10") at the USATF Championships about three weeks ago."
The camp is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 31 and Aug. 1. Attendees ranging from sixth grade to college can expect to learn drills, strategies, and skill work to advance their performances to the next level.
Priced at $50 per athlete, $25 per coach, registration can be done in person at the event or via http://paypal.me/JohnGurule. Lunch will be served both days, and a trainer will also be available. Additional questions can be directed to Gurule via e-mail (either Gurulejohn@hotmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) or 946-8080.
"We're really excited for it," Gurule said. "We have had people sign up from Kirtland, to Bloomfield, Cortez.. It's a great chance for the community, and hopefully will fill a void."
"Everything's going really good, and everybody's working really hard preparing," he continued. "We're looking forward to continuing 'the grind' and preparing for next season!"