Keeping on track: Jazmine Alderman ‘19 is Farragut’s first female grad heading to West Point
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019 - From Farragut
Jazmine Alderman ‘19 is Farragut’s first female grad heading to West Point
Jazmine Alderman wasn’t always interested in running.
From early childhood, her passion was gymnastics, and she aimed high. “My goal was the Olympics,” she said.
But by eighth grade, Alderman realized she was already peaking at gymnastics. To stick with the sport, she’d have to keep repeating levels until her senior year. She just had to find something different. But what?
The answer came almost by fluke, in the middle of her eighth-grade year. That’s when she enrolled at Farragut and decided, in her words, “to try out track for a week, and I liked it.”
Track seemed to like her back. By the time she graduated in May 2019, Alderman was one of the school’s most accomplished female track athletes — and West Point wanted her.
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