Jordynn West is 14 years old from the Dallas area and specializes in mid-distance running events. She starting running track when she was 9 yrs old. In 2019, Jordynn took home 1st place with All-American designation in the 3000m and 1500m, and 4th in the 800m at the AAU Club Championships in Orlando. Jordynn finished the 2019 season with a 3rd place finish in the 3000m, and 8th place in the 1500m at the AAU Junior Olympics.
In her free time, Jordynn has been documenting her experiences of her training and performances for track and frequently blogs for Youth Runner Magazine. She shares her ups and downs, her goals, accomplishments and adventures to inspire a love for track in other young athletes as she has found. Jordynn has a fierce demeanor and work ethic and gives it her all, whether it’s training or during competition.
How it Started
In February 2020, Jordynn sparked an interest in giving to others. She was invited to Grand Bahama to compete on the island, who was still in the recovery phase of rebuilding and getting back to normal after Hurricane Dorian decimated the island in 2019. Jordynn, out of the goodness of her heart decided to donate some of her slightly used track spikes and running gear to some of the athletes who lost almost everything in the destruction. Since then, she has donated more shoes, track spikes and gear to athletes across the world, both individually, and through partnerships with various small businesses.
The JW Believe Foundation was founded on strong beliefs that individuals and communities can partner together in providing opportunities for athletes to demonstrate their talents with the aid of small financial grants, essential equipment donations, and scholarship opportunities.