Student Highlight: James Jaisingh

James Jaisingh
Posted on 11/01/2019
James JaisinghStudent Highlight: Varsity Runner James Jaisingh
Sydney Manns
Staff Writer

James Jaisingh, a varsity track runner for CV, is a student athlete who is training to be the top runner in the state. Track is a huge part of his life. The winter season is approaching and Jaisingh is doing training to get ready.

“I feel good about the upcoming track season. I am trying to win states in the 400 and in the 4 by 4, so we are just getting into shape for that. For my individual goals I‘m trying to run like 47s and trying to break the record and for states i’m trying to run a 3:16 in the 4 by 4,” Jaisingh said.

Obstacles have tried to get in the way of Jaisingh’s track career, but he overcame them and turned the experience into a positive situation.

“I’ve pulled my hamstring, but I recovered and I got faster too,” Jaisingh said.

Being a runner who placed at states comes with a vast amount of responsibility. Last year, Jaisingh placed fourth in Pennsylvania.

“I was fourth, but some of the kids who placed graduated last year. Being fourth comes with a good amount of pressure because I always want to run fast but get better at the same time, so I know if I continue doing what I do I can run good times. There is pressure, but I can handle it, I am capable. If I trust my training for the race I can do good, but I want to get better,” Jaisingh said.

Although Jaisingh is a junior, he has put some effort into thinking about plans for the future.

“I want to go division one in college for track and do something with cooking, but colleges can’t reach out to us until spring. But once that happens I will see if I can get any money from [the colleges]. I want to go to the Olympics or be a chef if running does not work out. Anything could happen, I did not know I was going to run fast until this year,” Jaisingh said.

Along with track, Jaisingh's family is very important to him. He understands what it is like to be the youngest of three children. Like most students, Jaisingh’s worst fear is losing his mother.

“I love my mom,” Jaisingh said.

Education is another part of Jaisingh's life. 

“I like Mr. Mumma’s English class, history with Mr. Mashinski, and team sports,” Jaisingh said.

Even though Jaisingh claims he is not a leader right now, he provided wise words to underclassmen.

“Most of you won’t be perfect and might not be the best at the start, for example I wasn’t good as a freshman, but if you continue working hard you can get where you want to be,” Jaisingh said.

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