The Katie Jenkins Invitational began in 1984.|
Katie Jenkins graduated from Sherwood High School in 1981. She was a model student
who died long before her time. In 1983 on the Fourth of July, a dark rainy day late
in the afternoon, Katie was in a disastrous car accident resulting in her death. She
had just completed her second year in college majoring in physical therapy.
Katie had a sterling high school career including many awards and successes. During
her four years at Sherwood, she was awarded varsity letters for every sports team she
participated on. She participated in field hockey, basketball, and track & field. She
was on the state champion field hockey team and took second place overall in the
state track & field meet for the discus.
Katie was not only a great athlete but also an honor student. She was on the honor
roll throughout her high school career, and for her efforts, she became a member of
the Sherwood chapter of the National Honor Society.
Katie's coaches knew her as a dedicated team player, an excellent competitor and an
inspiration to those who competed with her. Because of her contributions, the Sherwood Athletic Department and coaches dedicated the annual
invitational track meet to the memory of her and her loving family.