North Montgomery senior Jaron Bradford will continue his academic and track and field career at Wabash College.
The three-sport standout athlete for the Chargers is thrilled at the opportunity to be a college athlete and have the chance to do it as a Little Giant.
“Honestly I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do at the time, because I could have jumped other places,” he said. “but Wabash is a college with the academics. Career services — and I know I will be successful when I get out. It kind of reassured me to know I can still do both and be comfortable and successful.”
Bradford will high jump at Wabash, an event he improved upon greatly during his junior season.
“I just kind of kept working at it and the first indoor meet I jumped 5-8, and I was like ‘wow I really improved,’” he said. “and as the year went on I kept having fun with it and coach Morgan (Wabash track and field coach Clyde Morgan) got ahold of me from Wabash and I was like ‘I can really do this at the next level and keep getting better and keep getting stronger at it.”
Bradford will enter his spring season as the defending county champion in the high jump, an event he won with a jump of 5-10 last May.
He plans to study financial academics at Wabash next fall.