History of the Trackstars

The Mississippi Trackstars were founded in 2006 in Jackson, MS by 3 former Jackson State University track  and  field athletes, Jonathan "Country" Harris, Terry Estwick, and Cori Cloyd. The  Mississippi  Trackstars were  created to provide urban, intercity  youth with an opportunity and a resource to experience things outside of their normal everyday lives, while  providing them  with exposure to colleges for possible scholarship opportunities.

The initial class of Trackstars athletes consisted of 12 kids. Under the tenure of Coach  Harris, the  Mississippi Trackstars grew to 96 children in 2016. Throughout the years, even  with the growth and  success of the program, the founding principles have remained steady.  The Mississippi Trackstars aim to provide exposure and to mentor young men and women through their adolescent journey and beyond.