By HockomockSports.com Staff
Sharon junior Jada Johnson has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Feb. 3 through Feb. 9. Johnson is the 19th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2018-19 school year and the ninth player in the winter season.
Johnson put in a strong performance at the annual Hockomock League Indoor Track Championships this weekend at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. She took first place in three events: the 55-meter hurdles, long jump, and high jump, helping the Eagles take fifth overall (second among Davenport teams) with 60 points.
In the 55-meter hurdles, Johnson took first in a time of 8.43, which was 0.3 better than the second-place runner and 0.4 faster than her time at last year’s championship meet. Johnson then took first in the high jump, clearing five feet, seven inches. The next highest jump was five inches lower.
In her third event of the day, Johnson jumped 18 feet, 3-1/2 inches to win the long jump competition by nearly a foot. Her distance set a new Sharon record as well as a new meet record, breaking the record she set last year. It was also almost a foot longer than her jump at last year’s indoor championships and three inches longer than her jump at the outdoor championships last spring.
Johnson has been a strong performer for the Eagles in both indoor and outdoor track for several seasons. The Eagles were second in the state in Div. 3 last winter, with Johnson taking second in the long jump, fifth in the high jump and third in the hurdles at the state meet. She also finished second in both the long jump and the high jump at last year’s Div. 2 EMass Outdoor Track Championships, which the Eagles won.
The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.