Georgia Tech Track Stars Give Kids With Jailed Parents a Running Start
By Maureen Downey
This is a lovely and inspiring column by a recent Georgia Tech grad. Preston J. Smith volunteered to coach Atlanta kids in a program for children with an incarcerated parent, and learned a lot about struggle and determination.
By Preston J. Smith
For the last four years, I was fortunate enough to compete on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket’s track and field team as a triple jumper, traveling the east coast with my team and training daily on the Georgia Tech track. Pulling off a great triple jump is exhilarating: first the running approach to jump, then its three phases, and finally the landing. “Landing the jump” is a magical feeling, almost as if you are flying through the air.