Carole Jackson I have been competing in Master’s Track and Field only since 2016. I started out throwing the hammer and moved on to the other throws events for the next few years. I picked up sprint running about 5 years ago and love it! I do the 100, 200 and 400m events.
In terms of throws events I like hammer and the weight throws although I also do discus, shot put and javelin. On a national level I have placed in the Top 5 in the hammer and weight throw AND she beat some stiff competition to earn a Bronze medal in the 2018 Throws Pentathlon.
I also run the 100, 200 and 400 meter sprint races and am moving up my National ranking each year. I was on the prior (2018) SoCal Strider team record-holding 4 x 100 relay team at Nationals and have since keep looking for opportunities to run the 4 x 100 as it is so much fun! I have been working with a running coach in the Oak Park area and am fortunate to say that my times just keep getting better!
I live in Oak Park Illinois just outside of the Chicago area. I am a practicing architect. I rehab and manage several properties in the Chicago area and around Fort Lauderdale, FL. I have a 5 year old boxer named Cali (see pictures attached!).
I am honored to be a part of the SoCal Striders Team and have met many wonderful people along the way that I now call my friends.