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PAXTON – A year ago, Reno Jamison helped the Paxton-Buckley-Loda track and field team win its first sectional in school history.
He said he expects PBL to do the same – if not more – this season.
“We should have a bigger track team this time around,” Jamison said. “We should compete for another sectional.”
Whatever may happen this upcoming spring, Jamison’s future as a track and field shot putter and discus thrower is set. A week or two ago, Jamison made a verbal commitment to Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Wabash is a Division III school that, according to its website, has a student-faculty ratio of 11-1. That ratio sat very well with Jamison as he visited the campus in the fall and went to one of its track meets.
“It’s a small campus,” Jamison said. “Everybody knows everybody, so they can help each other. I just liked everything about it.”
Jamison will throw for head coach Clyde Morgan, who is currently in his fifth season at Wabash. In his first four years, Morgan has coached 21 All-Americans, four national runner-ups, 94 national qualifiers, 158 conference champions, 366 all-conference performers and 13 conference most valuable players.
“I really liked the coach over there,” Jamison said.
Jamison has enjoyed a taste of success in track and field as well, having placed second in the shot put and discus-throwing events in the Paxton Sectional last year en route to state qualification.
In the classroom, meanwhile, Jamison plans to major in education while attending Wabash.