i am jacks team
jake, tory meredith, aaron-lee, carson blume
i am jacks team came together in 2001 to compete in the whiskeytown relays. in 2001 our team consisted of jake (first leg), carson (second leg), tory (third leg), and aaron (last leg). we pulled out a first place and continued on to win a second time in 2002 with anthony cutrell (first leg), carson blume (second leg), tory meredith (third leg), and aaron lee tara (last leg). in 2003 we attemted a third win but fell short with a second place. the team in 03 consisted of carson blume (first leg), jason cooper (second leg), tory meredith (third leg), and aaron lee tara (last leg).
tory, aaron, and carson are the heart and soul of i am jacks team, they've been with jacks team since its creation
aaron lee tara after placing 3rd in the 2004 big foot triathalon. aaron has been running since track his freshmen year at central valley high school. his sophmonre year he trasfered to foothill and began his long distance running career. he ran cross country and track his three years at foothill, graduating in 1999. he then went on to shasta college where he ran cross country and track for 2 years, then was an assitant coach for a couple years. since high school aaron has competed in many road races and triathalons. right now he's competing in the xterra triathalon series that he was only able to catch the tail end of last year.
carson blume aside from being a very good runner is also a professional grade cyclist. carson also ran four years of cross country for foothill high school however during the rest of his year he was riding mountain bikes. after graduating in 2000 carson ran for shasta collage for two years. he also has been the cyclist on i am jacks team (triathalon team). he is now living in santa barbra going to school for photography.
tory meredith did his first foot race the thanksgiving before his freshmen year, it was a 10k, the crosscountry couch saw him race and asked him to be on foothills cross country team the next year. he ran cross country and track all four years of high school. after graduating in 2000 he continued running in road races and also began compeating in marathons. the first was the san diego rock n roll marathon in 2001, then in 03 the 2nd annual redding marathon, the third was the whiskeytown ultra marathon in 03, and the latest was the san diego rock n roll marathon again in 04.
jason cooper is one of the newer members of jacks team, he was our second leg in the whiskeytown relays helping us to bring in second place. we hope that jason will become our constant fourth. jason ran for shasta college along with carson and aaron. along with being in school, jason also runs in alot of road races and also competed as a one man team in the 04 big foot triathalon. this picture of jason was taken by carson blume during the whiskeytown relays of 03