Northwestern girls still looks to improve after GMAC track victory
caines | 3/28/2013, 5:30 a.m.
Despite placing in the top three in 10 of 17 track and field events at the Greater Miami Athletic Championship (GMAC) meet last Friday at Traz Powell, the Northwestern girls track coach was disappointed. The Bulls head girls track coach, Carmen Jackson, who said she has given her entire being to be a coach, was not happy with her seniors in spite of winning the entire meet by a 68-point margin. I have given all my energy and spirit to coaching, Jackson said. I expect more and I demand more. Jackson said that her seniors are too concerned about what colleges are interested instead of focusing on the immediate. Its about the scholarships, said Jackson, who will not tell the girls what offers they have received. I have a clearer vision for them to use this as a vehicle to better their life. But they have to do it here first. Northwestern senior, Yolanda Springer, who walked away with medals in four events, including the gold in the 400-meter relay, said that she expected more of herself. I could have done better, Springer said. I need to push a little harder and not settle. Other teams that fared well were South Dade who came in second and Killian and Southridge who tied for third. Senior, DiShondria McCoo stepped up for Southridge earning three medals including two gold medals in the 100-meter relay and triple jump. McCoo, who has offers from Alabama, Marshall and FIU said that she is ready for the next level, but is going to enjoy this moment while she can. Itll be a challenge, McCoo said. Im going to miss it. Killians senior Ebony Morrison, who signed with Auburn, finally found her rhythm this year in the 100-meter hurdles after not running last year due to injury and losing her sophomore year. Its a big accomplishment, said Morrison, while thanking her trainer Sydney Cartwright for her development. I gave it all I had. By Akilah LasterakilahLaster@gmail.com