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Jackson, Windland shine for Van-Far track and field team

Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 5:03 am

Both Woodrow Jackson and Chevi Windland were the lone Van-Far track team members to place last week in the Paris meet.
Jackson led the Indians with a dominating performance in the 400 meters as he won the event.
“Woodrow brought home the team’s first individual first place finish in any race of the year in the 400,” said Van-Far head coach Blake Logan.
Jackson also took second in the 100 meters, set a personal best record of 18’2” in the long jump for fourth place, and took fifth in the 200 meters.
Windland was solid in the distance events placing second in both the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters.
“Chevi continues to improve herself despite a nagging hip injury,” Logan said.
This past Saturday in the Hallsville meet called the Tomahawk Relays, Windland set a personal record of 6:01 in the 1,600 meters.
She also took sixth in the 3,200 meters in 13:33.
“Chevi set her personal record in the mile at 6:01 against some very good competition,” Logan said. “She aggravated her left hip in the second lap of the 3,200.  Many girls would have quit but she ran through the pain for six laps and managed to place and go home with a medal. I was extremely impressed with her heart and determination out there.  Many kids would have folded and quit but she kep running despite suffering through a lot of pain.”
Autumn Cross took fifth in the 400 meters in 1:07.65. She also finished the 100-meter high hurdles race in 21.69 seconds and leaped 12’11.5” in the long jump.
“Autumn looked good in the 400 against some good competition and placed fifth,” Logan said. “She has a lot of potential in that race which is the toughest open race in track.”