POLLOCK- (KTRE) – For Central senior cross country runner Jason Enright it was a day that he will cherish forever. The only blemish was is his father who works in Houston could not be in attendance for the signing of his National Letter Of Intent with Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. But the good news is that he is close enough to where he can still come home and do laundry on the weekends, and his parents can still watch him run.
Enright is the district champion in the mile and two mile in track is also the champion in cross country for the Bulldogs. After advancing to regional's he came in third place barely missing the cut to a trip to state.
"When I first saw Jason, I knew from his past results what he'd accomplished, and found out very quickly just what kind of talent he was," Coach Ray Stanfield said. "I knew he'd be a good fit in the Southland Conference. They have some outstanding athletes throughout the conference, and Jason will fit right in.
"Coach (Leon) Johnson is one of the deans of the SLC, and when he contacted me and asked me if I knew of a good middle-distance runner, I looked at Jason and said, 'Oh, yeah. As I matter of fact, I do.' He's got such a tremendous upside, and in the one year I was able to work with him we didn't even scratch the surface of his training."
"I think I had a pretty good season in 2010," Enright said. "I accomplished some things I can't say I expected to happen, and I think I've come a long way from where I was to where I am now. I'm in a better position now than I was last season.
"It's going to take a lot of hard work and dedication to run in college. I'll just give it everything I have, and hopefully everything will work out."