DeKALB – A younger Jaylen Hobson did not envision the heights, or even the literal lengths, he would achieve as a track and field athlete.
“If you would have told me my freshman or even sophomore year when I was injured that I’d someday place at state for anything, I would have told you that’d not be possible,” Hobson said. “But ... I really tapped into my athletic ability and saw what I can really do.”
Hobson came home with a sixth-place finish in the long jump this year at the Class 3A state meet at Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Field in Charleston after a career-best leap of 23 feet, 0.75 inches and ran in both the 4x100-meter and 4x200 relays.