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    Fred Jackson
    Fred Jackson
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Joliet, Ill.

    High School:
    Lockport Township

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 170

    Event:
    Jumps

    Birthdate:
    10/15/1987

    AT ILLINOIS

    2007 Outdoor
    Competed in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships ... Leaped a personal-best 47-2 1/2 at the Illinois Invitational ... Took third in the triple jump at the Mike Poehlein Invite.

    2007 Indoor
    Competed in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships with personal-best leap of 47-6 1/2 ... Won triple jump title at the Illinois Invitational.

    High School
    Took third in the triple jump at the state meet ... Two-time all-conference and all-section selection ... Earned three letters in track and field.

    Personal
    Born Oct. 15, 1987 ... Son of Fred and Deidre Jackson ... Has two younger siblings, Erin and Jalen ... Hobbies include playing basketball and football ... Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant ... Says his father most influenced his athletic career ... Majoring in general engineering.

    PERSONAL BESTS
    Indoor
    Triple Jump: 47-6 1/2 (14.49m)

    Outdoor
    Triple Jump: 47-2 1/2 (14.39m)

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