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MBSK'S JOURNEY TO JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL

Posted on Jul 07 2020 01:22 AM

In 2014, Jonathan Terry, more commonly known in the track world as “Coach JT”, founded My Brother’s Track Club. The members consisted of his two children and four of their neighborhood friends and had an average age 8 years old. In the early years, the term “small but mighty” most accurately depicted the club’s performance on the track; Coach JT concentrated his efforts on a small group of kids and maximize their abilities.

Fast forward 6 years and the club has gone on to acquire 83 National Championships & All-American titles and over 130 top 8 finishes at national competitions. The amount of members has increased from 6 to 45 and the average age from 8 to 14 years old. The tikes that once dominated the AAU and USATF scene tracks are now preparing to do the same thing at the high school level. As faith would have it, they will spend the next four years doing so with the very same coach who has been with them since the beginning.

Jesuit High School in Tampa, FL opened in 1899 and has a decorated history of academic and athletic success. The school’s grueling admissions standards means that athletes must not only demonstrate exceptional ability in their sport but in the class room as well. In 2018 Coach JT accepted a position as the Sprint & Mid-Distance Coach with Jesuit High School’s track team. This obviously sparked a massive amount of interest from athletes on his club to push their limits to the max on the track but in the classroom as well.

As it stands, 5 members from My Brother’s Keeper Track Club have officially applied, tested, and been granted admissions to this prestigious Florida high school; 5 will be attending in the fall, one of which being Donavan Terry (Coach JT’s son). To quote Coach JT “this is just another phase in their journey, the expectation is that they will continue striving for greatness in pursuit of their dreams of competing collegiately.”

It certainly seems like phase two is well under way for the athletes of MBK, we wish them tremendous success with their high school careers and look forward to seeing them competing at Speed Capital Florida for the next few years.

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