Cambridge Jets History
The Cambridge Jets was established in 1987 by husband and wife team Curtis and Kimberly Jackman. Since then the Jets have become a well known organization in the Cambridge community. Through our growing affiliations with local colleges (Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston Collage and others) we are able to practice and hold events at top-notch facilities, with strong support from parent, local organizations and our coaching staff. Jets athletes have thrived in the sport, winning a number of team championships and individual awards. To date, Jets runners have qualified to run for the U.S. national team in the AAU & USATF Junior Olympics. Many Jets runners continue their sport at the collegiate level, some even earning scholarships to universities all over the country. The Cambridge Jets team participates in state, regional, and national meets in exciting locations including New York City, Orlando Florida, Virginia Beach, and New Orleans.
Head Coach: Curtis Jackman
Asst: Opal Hines Fisher
Curtis Jackman has been involved in the sport of track and field since he was a child and possesses first hand knowledge of the enrichment opportunities the sport can provide. Curtis was a top High School Track Athlete who started coaching the Jets shortly after graduation. He is certified as a coach by the USA Track and Field Organization.
On June 3rd, 2000 the Jackmans received a community service award from the Galluccio Associates Youth Sports Awards and in March 1997 the Cambridge.
Black Cultural and Historical Association presented the Black History Month Award to the Jackmans. "In recognition of Outstanding Community Leadership and Service."
Opall Hines-Fisher has been involved the wth Jets for five years as a parent and Assistant Coach. Opal participated in year round sports teams in high school and college. He passio is working with developing runers.