This week’s Taylor County Athlete of the Week is a sports staple at Taylor County Middle School (TCMS).
Taylor County Middle School’s eighth grader Jaxson Hall is already known for his football prowess but is now showing his abilities on the track as a superstar speedster, running his way to the top, beating out his opponents with near easy and crushing school records.
So far thios season, Hall has already broken two school records for the 100-meter and the 200-meter-high jump and is making his way to being one of the state’s top competitors..
In fact, he is currently ranked second in the state for the 200-meter and lands at 10th in the state for the100-meter, but it doesn’t stop there.
Additionally, Hall adds to his already impressive resume a third-place state ranking for the boys high jump event.
While competing at recent meets held in Doddridge County and Buckhannon, Hall put on a stellar display and was presented with the High Point award during both occasions.
While at Doddridge, Hall recorded a finishing time of 13.03 during preleminaries, and ultimatley took first in the event with a finals time of 12.49.
Hall also earned first at that meet in the boys 200-meter with a final time of 25.57.
And during action at Buckhannon, Hall nearly matched those times, keeping his progress on track, also placing second in the high jump.
When he isn’t rushing for a touchdown or dominating on the track, he likes to spend his off time in the weight room or riding his ATV along with the other things a boy from the mountains of West Virginia likes to do, hunting and tubing on the river.
“He is a hard worker and a great young man,” expressed TCMS football coach Bobby Beltner. “He has a great work ethic, and he is the type of player every coach likes to have on his team.”
Netsanet Clemm is the Head Coach for the Taylor County Middle School Track and Field program and had nothing but admiration for her young star.
“Jaxson is an outstanding athlete and a model student. He works really hard every day to get better and is always pushing himself. He is also wonderful and encouraging to his younger teammates and is a very humble young man,” she voiced.
Congratulations Jaxson on being named Taylor County Athlete of the Week.