Fast as a speeding bullet, Matoaca’s Jacorey Flood has burst off the starting block on the track and into collegiate pursuits. This past week, the Warrior signed his letter of intent to the track and field program at Stevenson University.
“Great atmosphere, coaches and the players really welcomed me as an athlete,” said Flood. “The team is driven to get better day in and day out so it definitely was appealing to me as a college choice.”
Stevenson University, located in Stevenson, Maryland, takes part in the Middle Atlantic Conference. Flood was also considering Christopher Newport and Roanoke College up until his commitment to Stevenson.
“Jacorey is a hard worker who really leads by example,” said Matoaca coach Charles Bailey. “He always gives 100 percent and there’s nothing negative I can really say about him.”
The sprinter’s personal records include times of 23.90 in the 200 meter dash and 55.04 in the 400 meter dash, while clocking in at 2:14.40 in the 800 meters.
Throughout his high school career, Flood wasn’t content with just being a “good” or “decent” athlete. He pushed himself to the limit each and every day in practice, hungry to achieve success in the sport.
“I talked with him about hitting certain times,” explained Bailey. “His one motive was reaching his goals and he’s done that with a commitment to Stevenson. Now I’m just looking forward to his performance in the outdoor season.”
Flood credits Bailey and his other coaches for the success he has been able to achieve.
“The coaches have worked very close with me to fix any flaws or mistakes that I may make during meets which in return allows me to adjust and perform better at the next meet,” Flood said. “Very grateful for the time and effort they invested in me.”
Flood’s change now from a Warrior to a Mustang seems to fit him perfectly as he will attempt to speed away from the competition with a dedication to the sport and a confidence in the coaches.