Hard worker, Jackson Arnold, signs to run at Randolph


Jackson Arnold signs with Randolph College. Photo courtesy of Amara Collins.

Amara Collins, Features Editor

“Nervous is a mindset,” said senior Jackson Arnold. 

Arnold is one of the newer athletes that joined Liberty High School’s track and field program. Arnold began running track during the winter season of his junior year. 

Prior to running, Arnold was a part of Liberty’s wrestling team his freshman and sophomore year. From junior to senior year, Arnold has improved on and off the track. Junior year spring season, Arnold won the coaches award for his commitment and dedication to the team. 

“My favorite memories of track are going to practice and hanging out with everyone,” said Arnold.

“This past winter season, Arnold has hit a lot of his goals for track and field. “

My favorite part of the winter season was when I beat my personal record in the 300 with a time of 38.3 seconds,” said Arnold. 

Arnold went to states as an alternate for the boys 4×4 relay during winter season as well. Arnold’s biggest goal for the spring season is to qualify for states with the boys 4×1 relay. 

“When I think of Jack, I think of a fun, hard working guy. He’s the first to try to be funny, the keyword is try, but he’s serious when he needs to be. Jack has been a great teammate over the years,” said senior Isabelle Cavins. 

Even though t

his is Arnold’s final season of high school track and field, Arnold will be continuing his running career for the next four years at Randolph College. Randolph College is a private division three school, located in Lynchburg, Virginia. 


Jackson Arnold is pictured with sprint coach Michael Fairfax. Photo courtesy of Amara Collins


“I really liked Coach Davis. He was a great guy and I liked the campus,” said Arnold. 

Arnold will be majoring in exercise science when he goes to college. 

Arnold has sprint coach Michael Fairfax to thank for pushing him this far in his track career. 

“Coach Mike has shown me that I’m actually good at the sport and if I try, I can be better,” said Arnold.

Arnold is excited and sad to leave Liberty’s track and field team but he will accomplish great things at Randolph College.