Jackson took first in the discus at the District 2A-7 meet with a personal-best throw of 107 feet, 7 inches. She also set a personal best in the shot put, placing fifth (34 feet, 5 inches).
The performance moved Jackson on to the Region 2A-2 meet at First Academy in Orlando. It’s the sophomore’s second trip to regionals in as many years, placing 12th in the discus last year.
Jackson was one of two district champs Gulf High produced this year. She was joined by boys distance runner Wesley Best, who won the 1,600-meter run (4:38.43).