Presented annually by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame to the outstanding Male High School Athlete of the Year in the Niagara Association
This award is named for Trenton J. Jackson, Sr., a member of the Hall of Fame's Class of 1998, our inaugural class. Jackson, a graduate of Franklin High School, Rochester, NY and the University of Illinois, was one of the Nation's top sprinters in the early 1960's. He was a member of the 1964 US Olympic Team in the 100 meter dash. Jackson set the National High School record for the 100 yard dash in 1961 and in 1964 set NCAA and Big 10 records in the 100 meter dash (twice). Jackson also set Big 10 records in the 100 yard dash and 200 meter dash and the 60 yard dash (indoors). The 60 yard dash performance also tied the World Record.