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Cambridge Jets History

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The Cambridge Jets was established in 1987 by husband and wife team Curtis and Kimberly Jackman. Since then the Jets have become a well known organization in the Cambridge community. Through our growing affiliations with local colleges (Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston Collage and others) we are able to practice and hold events at top-notch facilities, with strong support from parent, local organizations and our coaching staff. Jets athletes have thrived in the sport, winning a number of team championships and individual awards. To date, Jets runners have qualified to run for the U.S. national team in the AAU & USATF Junior Olympics. Many Jets runners continue their sport at the collegiate level, some even earning scholarships to universities all over the country. The Cambridge Jets team participates in state, regional, and national meets in exciting locations including New York City, Orlando Florida, Virginia Beach, and New Orleans.

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Curtis Jackman
Field Events Coach: George Daly
Distance Coach: Curtis Jackman Jr.

Curtis Jackman has been involved in the sport of track and field since he was a child and possesses first hand knowledge of the enrichment opportunities the sport can provide. Curtis was a top High School Track Athlete who started coaching the Jets shortly after graduation. He is certified as a coach by the USA Track and Field Organization.

 On June 3rd, 2000 the Jackmans received a community service award from the Galluccio Associates Youth Sports Awards and in March 1997 the Cambridge Community Leadership Award.

Black Cultural and Historical Association presented the Black History Month Award to the Jackmans. "In recognition of Outstanding Community Leadership and Service."

George Daly competed in the horizontal jumps and sprinted in junior high, high school and college. He has coached on the Jets since 2011 and has two children on the team. George focuses on the field events.

 


  

 

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