NAME: Jade Clingman
SCHOOL: Withrow High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2009
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: State champ 400 relay as a sophomore
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'10"-145 lbs.
MOM: Alicia Clingman
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My mother"
FUTURE GOAL: Run in the 2012 Olympics
MVP ACCOMPLISHMENTS: This senior All-American track star already owns an Ohio state championship. Jade and her running mates won the Ohio high school 400 relay run her sophomore year. That same year, she was on the 800 relay team that finished as Ohio state runner-up, then repeated the feat last season. She was also last season’s district and regional champ in the 200 run. In the summer, Jade was part of the 400 relay team that took 2nd place nationally at the Nike Outdoor Nationals, running a 46.39, an Ohio record, and also was national runner-up in the 800 sprint medley relay. Jade has won numerous honors, including 1st team all-conference and 1st team all-state. Active in community service and also a volleyball star, Jade will continue her running at the next level, running for North Carolina A&T. Her favorite athlete is Sanya Richardson, favorite entertainer is Sanaa Lathan, and her most-like-to-meet is Olympic champ Usain Bolt.
COACH’S QUOTE – "Jade understands that academics come first, athletics second. She has done a wonderful job in balancing that. She is very hard working, dedicated and driven. I am proud of the fact that she aggressively went after and won a full scholarship to run track and continue her studies on the next level." – Darren Braddix, Track Coach
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