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    Baylee Thompson, front row, center, signs a national letter of intent to participate in track for Texas Tech University in a ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 13. Thompson is surrounded by her family and JHS Track Coach Joel Hood, back row, left. Photo/Brian Smith

Thompson hopes to wreck Texas Tech

Two-time state champ signs with Red Raiders

Chase Thompson knew where his sister Baylee was going to school three years ago.

Chase, a freshman at Texas Tech University at the time, said he knew Baylee, a freshman at Jacksboro High School, was going to be a dominant high school track athlete and called where she was going to school.

“I said she’ll get a full ride at Tech either academically or athletically, but I knew where she was going,” Chase Thompson said with a laugh. “I called it.”

Fast forward three years where the pair are now seniors. Baylee Thompson has had the solid academic and athletic careers her brother spoke of, winning a pair of state championships in track and field in the process.

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Baylee decided to make her brother’s other thought come true and signed a national letter of intent to compete in track and field at Texas Tech before a large crowd of family and friends in the JHS library.

Chase Thompson knew where his sister Baylee was going to school three years ago.

Chase, a freshman at Texas Tech University at the time, said he knew Baylee, a freshman at Jacksboro High School, was going to be a dominant high school track athlete and called where she was going to school.

“I said she’ll get a full ride at Tech either academically or athletically, but I knew where she was going,” Chase Thompson said with a laugh. “I called it.”

Fast forward three years where the pair are now seniors. Baylee Thompson has had the solid academic and athletic careers her brother spoke of, winning a pair of state championships in track and field in the process.

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Baylee decided to make her brother’s other thought come true and signed a national letter of intent to compete in track and field at Texas Tech before a large crowd of family and friends in the JHS library.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Nov. 20, edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.

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