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Alexis Jackson climbs back to the top on the track

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While some seniors in high school are coasting to graduating day this time of year, Oregon High School senior Alexis Jackson in starting her senior track campaign and is climbing back to the top spot in the state in the process.

"Well, last year it didn't go as planned," Said Jackson. "I kind of want to make this year as a comeback for me and the team. So it means a lot to go out on a good note."

Jackson surprised many with her dominant sophomore season. She won state titles in the 100 meter hurdles, 300 hurdles and was part of a title in the 800 relay. All three events resulted in school records.

Jackson said, "I felt good the whole season. Coming in in the beginning I felt really strong. Going through workouts I felt really strong and going into the tournament season I felt really strong so I knew big things were coming that season."

A turning point for Jackson came during her junior season. She injured her left knee playing a pickup basketball game. She was cleared to compete for that season, but was never one hundred percent. At the state meet she tore her meniscus, putting her future running career on hold.

"I knew right away when it happened that it was a problem," said Jackson. "I thought about track right away. It was kind of upsetting. I knew, I tried to get up and walk and I was like 'I can barely walk."

Her senior season is just getting started and she is one hundred percent healthy, but some good news is she has already committed to run track for the Badgers starting this fall.

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