Athlete Spotlight: Jazmine Posey of Byrnes Track and Field

When did you first start competing in the sport, and do you recall any of your childhood events?
My seventh grade year.

Was there a certain moment when you realized you'd be able to compete at such a high level?
Probably my sophomore / junior year when I started being able to compete in meets I didn't qualify in years before. Also when pretty good schools started sending me interest letters.

What are some bumps in the road that you've encountered when it comes to training for different events during the season?
Loving triple jump so much it's hard for me to try and train for something so different, even though I know that the running and training for other events will strengthen me and help it's just something about being in the jump pit I love.

How did COVID impact your training as you prepared for the season?
Ending my junior season early it kind of discouraged me a little with working out but coming into my senior season it's opened my eyes to working to my best ability knowing that this is my last year to show out finding out that we will have our season so far.

If you had to pick: track and field or cross country, and why?
Track and field because it's just what I've been doing for six years now and I'm just use to it and it just has the excitement of going from my field events and competing to my events on the track.

How is the college recruiting process going, and what schools are you looking at?
It is going pretty steady. I've got one school interested in me enough to have given me my first offer. I'm looking at any schools that are interested in me and also have a good nursing program.

Where does Jazmine Posey rank in triple jump 2020 rankings?

Who is your role model, and why?
My dad because he also ran track during high school and college and he was one of the best in his time so just walking in his footsteps and working to beat records and pr's like he did just makes me look up to him and his work.

Everyone has a bucket list, so give us some of the things on your list!
Travel the world , become a well oncology nurse or a labor and delivery nurse, and jump 41 feet in triple jump sometime during my track career.

What is the best advice you have received?
That the effort and work i put into the track and practice is the outcome I'll get when it comes to what i love which is competing. 

What is your favorite pre-race snack, tradition, etc.?
Sometimes my coaches give me and some of my teammates honey