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Trenton J. Jackson Award Winners

Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame Annual Awards

Trenton J. Jackson Award
Year Winner Runner-up Second Runner-up
2012 Za-von Watkins Nick Ryan Brendan Smith
Liverpool HS Fayetteville-Manlius HS Christian Brothers Academy
Liverpool, NY Manlius, NY Syracuse, NY
Mid-Distance Mid-Distance Steeplechase
2013 Desmond Mobley Nick Ryan Mickey Burke
Greece Olympia HS Fayetteville-Manlius HS Rush-Henrietta Sperry HS
Greece, NY Manlius, NY Henrietta, NY
Long Jump Mid-Distance / Distance Distance
2014 Devon Patterson Mickey Burke Tyler Ranke
Williamsville South HS Rush-Henrietta Sperry HS Hilton HS
Williamsville, NY Henrietta, NY Hilton, NY
Throws Distance Steeplechase
2015 Samuel R. Wray Ethan Maguire Colin Blair
Starpoint HS Penfield HS Lancaster HS
Lockport, NY Penfield, NY Lancaster, NY
Throws Pole Vault Throws
2016 Samuel R. Wray Ben Petrella Tobi Tella
Starpoint HS Liverpool HS McQuaid Jesuit HS
Lockport, NY Liverpool, NY Rochester, NY
Throws Distance Jumps
2017 Kevin Moshier Paul Dellinger Benjamin Bulkeley
Corning HS Brighton HS Fairport HS
Corning, NY Brighton, NY Fairport, NY
Distance Distance Mid-Distance
2018 Jeremiah Willis Joe Weaver Jon Surdej
Cicero-North Syracuse HS Central Square HS Lancaster HS
Cicero, NY Central Square, NY Lancaster, NY
Horizontal Jumps Pole Vault Shot Put
Trenton J. Jackson
Trenton J. Jackson
(Photo courtesy
the estate of Trenton
J. Jackson)

Trenton J. Jackson Award

Presented annually by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame to the outstanding Male High School Athlete of the Year in the Niagara Association

Trenton J. Jackson

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.

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