Norman North's Jade Robinson – Driven Athlete of the Month Presented by Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram


By John Tranchina

Jade Robinson credits her family with instilling in her the competitiveness and drive that has made her successful in track and field.

The Norman North freshman, a middle child with an older brother and a younger brother, works hard and tries her best to win at everything.

“I’ve always been like that with every sport,” Robinson said. “My whole family is very competitive, it’s always been part of our family, since I was little.  And just in every sport, I’m really competitive and just want to try my best and work my hardest. I’m always competing with [my brothers].”

Screen Shot 2018-05-16 at 11.01.42 PM

She even makes sure she does the little things like eating healthily and icing down after runs and that commitment has translated into a strong freshman season in track. Robinson has competed this year in the 4×800 relay, the 800-meter race, the 1600 and the 3200, in which she placed 13th at the Class 6A state meet on May 12.

“It’s been really good,” said Robinson, who also plays basketball and will run cross country next fall, of her track season. “I didn’t know how it was going to go, because I came in late from basketball and I didn’t do cross country this year because the freshman basketball practices just didn’t line up. But it was a smooth transition and I’ve done really well.”

Her determination has impressed her coach, Jeremy Walker.

“Jade is only a freshman, but she attacks track with a veteran mentality,” Walker said. “She enjoys running, she enjoys competing and she enjoys winning. Jade always smiles while she runs, but behind that smile is laser-like focus built on the cornerstones of self-motivation, discipline, goal-setting and toughness. Can’t wait to see what she will do in the future.”