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Plant City Observer Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 7 months ago

Athlete of the Week: Jordan Wiggins

Wiggins was named MVP of the March 23 Jack Rice Invitational.
by: Justin Kline Sports/Associate Editor

Plant City’s track and field teams had a good showing at the Jack Rice Invitational, held March 23 at East Bay High School. It was especially good for senior Jordan Wiggins, who was named the event’s Most Valuable Player after winning in the long jump and 4x100 relay, and tying for first place in the 100-meter dash with an 11.64. Wiggins also played football for the Raiders and will play for Quincy University in the fall.

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How did you feel going into the meet? When did you get comfortable?

I felt like we left a little bit early. I was a little tired coming into it. But all in all, I felt great. I felt like I performed amazing.


How early?

We got there like, three hours before it started. I had time to go to sleep, so I went to sleep, woke up and felt great.


What are you going to remember most about your time playing sports at PCHS?

The camaraderie. People here in Plant City just, it’s like a whole big family. You’ve got to love it here. It’s amazing. Like, everybody’s taking you in, you never have to worry about anything, come out here and it’s just a whole big family.


What are your goals for the rest of this season?

Make it to state. I want to go to state in the 4x100 and the long jump.


What are you trying to major in?

Criminal justice. I would like to work in juvenile detention homes.


What’s the best advice a coach has given you?

Coach (Melvin) Jenkins, he’s not here no more but he always kept telling me, “Keep faith in what you do. Trust the process.”

Justin Kline is the Sports/Associate Editor at the Plant City Observer. He has been covering all things sports-related in the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World since 2013.

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