Jasmine Moore On Junior Class Record - 'I Want To Be The Best High School Jumper Ever'

Jasmine Moore interviews after breaking the Junior Class National Indoor triple jump record

Mansfield Lake Ridge junior Jasmine Moore started her season last week with a win in both the long jump and the triple jump at Arkansas.

This weekend, she concentrated on one event. That just so happened to be her best event --the triple jump. Competing in only one event was by design and with a specific goal in mind. Moore wanted to break the national junior class indoor triple jump record, "I came to Texas Tech specifically for the triple jump and to break the record," Moore said.

Goal accomplished. On her second jump, Moore was able to eclipse the record when she jumped a 42-9.5. Perhaps, one might think it wouldn't mean that much to someone who has set every record possible along the way. However, Moore was just as excited and proud as in her first record breaking performance. Moore said, " I knew if I just listened to Coach and have a good attitude then I was going to do well."

Moore doesn't get complacent nor does she take her ability and performances for granted. 

There is one record that she wasn't able to get in her three year prep career. The freshman class indoor record is the one that has eluded Moore so far and there is no going back to get it. Moore wasn't healthy enough to compete in enough events to get that record.

Moore works hard every day and is pushed by an internal drive as well as a coaching staff that neither lets an accomplished or complacent thought enter her mind. 

In fact, her analyzing and self critique is always going towards improving. That is in result of her drive and her ultimate goal. "I want to be the best high school jumper ever."

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