Perfect Stride

Jordan Flemington | Age 17 | Millard West

Over the years, Millard West has built a strong tradition of outstanding track and field performers, but when it comes to the hurdles, there’s just one name that comes to mind — Jordan Flemington.

Flemington first gave track a try as an eighth grader, and almost immediately gravitated to the hurdles as he loved the challenge of speed and timing. In just his second year in the sport, he managed to break the freshmen records in both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. This set the tone for a successful sophomore campaign where he earned his first win at the Millard South Invitational in the 300 intermediate hurdles, earning berths at the Nebraska State Track Meet in both events; there he finished fifth in the 300 intermediate, and sixth in the 110 highs.  Farmington’s biggest success that year was as a member of the State Champion 4 x 400 relay team that finished with a time of 3:19:52, ninth place all-time.

Moving on to his junior year, Flemington’s dominance in the hurdles started to take shape as he opened the season with wins in both events at the Columbus Invitational; he continued on to notch first place finishes at multiple meets in the hurdles and the 4 x 400 relay. At the State Track Meet in 2013 he finished third in the 110’s, and fourth in the 300 intermediates. Yet again, it was as a member of the 4 x 400 relay team that he captured the gold, but this time with a finish of 3:16:48, shattering a 28-year-old state record in the process.

This year Flemington has recorded multiple first place finishes in the 110 highs, 300 intermediates, and as a member of both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relay teams. At press-time, the Nebraska State Track Meet has not yet taken place, but expectations are high, and the chance at a four-gold performance looms large.

With strong performances on the track, Flemington has earned several awards, but his most impressive accomplishments have been in the classroom where he has maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher, thus earning him a Certificate for the Metro Conference All-Academic Track and Field teams his junior and senior seasons. He was also bestowed special recognition with a black honor cord for his academic performance all four years. Flemington will attend Nebraska Wesleyan University where he will continue to compete, and was awarded both the Archway and Achievement Scholarships.

Jordan is the son of Justin Flemington and Onsri Clark. He has three sisters: Kayli (14), Leah (9) and Bridget (4).

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