2020 - 2021 KENTUCKY
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JACKSON
WATTS
DISTANCE RUNNER
MADISONVILLE-NORTH HOPKINS HS
MADISONVILLE, KENTUCKY
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-0
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:41.83
CLASS AAA STATE MEET
19TH
XC TOWN USA MEET OF CHAMPIONS
29TH
RUNNINGLANE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
“I have had the opportunity to watch Jackson really blossom the past four years. Tons of hard work went into his progress as a senior. His focus was spot-on and he set a goal to be the best he could become and achieved that and more.”
Mark Fortney
Head Coach - head coach of Daviess County High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot, 135-pound senior won the Class AAA state meet this past season with a time of 15:41.83, leading the Maroons to an 11th-place finish as a team. Watts finished 19th at the XC Town USA Meet of Champions and placed 29th at the RunningLane National Championships. He is a two-time All-State selection and the 2020 Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Runner of the Year.

Academic Achievement


Watts has maintained a weighted 4.05 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at the University of Kentucky this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of the Madison-North Hopkins High Key Club and Beta Club, Watts has volunteered with his local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and he has donated his time to a Youth Group Ministry.