Position
Distance
Height
5'10
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Argyle, Texas
High School
Liberty Christian School

Events: 1,600M (4:31.57), 3,200M (9:50.96)

2017
Did not compete for the Tigers during the 2017 season.

2016
Did not compete for the Tigers as a true freshman in 2016 … Received a redshirt during both the indoor and outdoor seasons to preserve his freshman eligibility for the 2017 season.

PRIOR TO LSU
A standout distance runner in the state of Texas during his prep career at Liberty Christian School located in Argyle … Helped lead Liberty Christian to three-straight Class 5A team state championships from 2013-15 while competing in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools … Earned a pair of fourth-place finishes in the TAPPS Class 5A state finals in both the 1,600 meters (4:37.84) and 3,200 meters (9:51.85) in his senior season in 2015 … Also a regional bronze medalist in both events en route to a return trip to the TAPPS Class 5A State Championships held at Baylor University in Waco … Was the TAPPS Class 5A bronze medalist in the 3,200 meters during his junior season with a personal-best time of 9:50.96 in the state final … Also clocked a personal-best time of 4:31.57 for fourth place in the Class 5A state final of the 1,600 meters to highlight his junior season at Liberty Christian School in 2014 … Swept District 1-5A titles in both the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters in 2014 … Qualified for the 2014 state meet with a silver-medal-winning second-place finish in the 1,600 meters (4:34.40) and bronze-medal-winning third-place finish in the 3,200 meters (10:16.27) at the regional meet … First appeared at the TAPPS Class 5A State Championships as a sophomore in 2013 when he placed eighth in the 1,600 meters (4:43.55) and seventh in the 3,200 meters (10:11.14) with a pair of seasonal-best times in the state finals … Also a standout in cross country during his prep career at Liberty Christian School … Was the TAPPS Class 5A state bronze medalist in cross country during his junior season in 2013 with a 16:24.00 on the 5k course at the state meet … Crowned the District 1-5A Champion in cross country after running a winning time of 16:15.10 for 5,000 meters to highlight his senior season in 2014.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jackson Cleanth Fountain … Born on Nov. 10, 1996 … Parents are Trudy Fountain-James and Derrell James and Mark and Lora Hanzalik … Has 10 brothers and sisters … Lived in New Orleans until age 8 before moving with his family to Argyle, Texas … Moved back to New Orleans after graduating high school … Graduated with honors from Liberty Christian School with a 3.7 cumulative grade-point average … Was a Dale Hansens Scholar-Athlete and member of the National Honor Society while in high school … Majoring in biology.

 

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