Jordan Abston, a senior at West Bloomfield High School and a member of the National Honors Society is signing to run Division II track at Saginaw Valley State University. Jordan is planning to major in Kinesiology to pursue a career in Physical Therapy.
Jordan has been running track since the age of 14. She began her track career as a freshman on the West Bloomfield Lakers sprint team. She participated in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and sprint relays. At the age of 16, she joined the AAU team, Elite Performance, to enhance her abilities and become seriously committed to the sport. While on the AAU team, she competed week to week at different colleges and at times traveling out of the state.
Jordan competed for West Bloomfield all 4 years of high school and was on varsity for 3 of those years. During the 2018 school year, Jordan and her relay team broke two of the school records in the 4 by 1 relay and the 4 by 2 relay. Jordan and the three girls also qualified for the 2019 state meet and placed 6th overall in the 4 by 2 and 7th in the 4 by 1. During her track career, Jordan won many medals for individual and relay races. As a Laker, she won Most Improved Awards for the 2017 and 2018 school year. Although Jordan was a late starter to the sport, she showed huge improvement and worked hard to be able to compete at the collegiate level.
“First of all, I would like to thank God because I wouldn’t be where I am today without His blessings and guidance. I would also like to thank my parents for being with me every step of the way during my track career. I’m thankful for the huge amount of time they invested by driving me to meets, researching opportunities for me, for the financial sacrifices, and believing in my dreams. I would also like to thank my coaches. Coach Bell, Coach Martin, Coach Barbee and the rest of the Coaching Staff I have worked with at WBHS and Elite Performance, I thank you. I want to give a huge shoutout to Coach Hilbers for always giving me great advice and helping me with tough decisions I’ve had to make. Lastly, I would like to thank my teammates, friends and supporters who’ve motivated me to be a better student athlete. Special shoutout to Kaitlynn Rush for always pushing me to do my best. I will always be a Laker and I’m excited to see what God has in store for me as I become a Cardinal!”