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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Jenny Simpson

Jenny Simpson

Event: Middle Distance
Height: 5-5
Weight: 110
PR: 800m - 2:00.45 (2013); 1,500m - 3:59.90CR (2009); steeplechase - 9:12.50AR (2009)
Born: 08/23/1986
Current Residence: Boulder, Colo.
Hometown: Oviedo, Fla.
High School: Oviedo (FL) H.S. '05
College: Colorado '09
Coach: Mark Wetmore & Heather Burroughs
Agent: Ray Flynn
Sponsor: New Balance
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USA Championships
2014 USA Outdoor 1500m champion (4:04.96)
Two-time USA Outdoor steeplechase champion – 2007 (9:34.64); 2009 (9:29.38)
Four-time USA Indoor champion, 2012 -1500m (4:15.04), 3,000m (9:19.15); 2011 - mile (4:34.96), 3,000m (9:02.20)
2013 USA Outdoor 5,000m champion (15:33.77)
2011 USA Outdoor 1500m runner-up (4:05.66)
Third at 2012 Olympic Trials 1500m (4:05.17)
Third at 2008 Olympic Trials steeplecahse (9:33.11)
Third at 2010 USA Outdoors, 5,000m (15:33.33)

International Championships
2011 World Championships gold medalist, 1500m (4:05.40)
2013 World Championships silver medalist, 1500m (4:02.99)
 
Collegiate Championships
Three-time NCAA steeplechase champion – 2006 (9:53.04); 2008 (9:29.20); 2009 (9:25.54)
2009 NCAA Indoor champion, 3,000m (8:42.03)
 
Awards and Honors
American steeplechase record holder (9:12.50)
 
About Jenny
Simpson’s career as an elite international caliber athlete started early in her collegiate years. In only her sophomore year of college, Simpson won her first USA Outdoor title and went on to compete at the World Championships. Her rise to stardom continued as a junior when she qualified for the first Olympic women's steeplechase where she finished ninth and set the American record.  While Simpson’s smooth ride to success was detoured by injury in her first year as a professional, she came back in the biggest way to win the 1500m gold medal at the World Outdoor Championships in 2011. The 2013 season saw Simpson stake claim to yet another championship, winning the USA Outdoor 5,000m for her first gold in that event. She studied Political Science and Economics at Colorado. She married her husband Jason Simpson on October 8, 2010.
Results
2014:
3rd at adidas Grand Prix 1500m (4:02.54); 1st at USA Outdoor 1500m (4:04.96); 2nd at Paris 1500m (3:57.22)
2013: 10th in Brussels 1500m (4:10.70); 7th at Zurich 5,000m (14:56.26); 2nd at World Outdoor 1500m (4:02.99); 1st at Monaco 1500m (4:00.48); 3rd at Madrid 800m (2:02.15); 1st at USA Outdoors 5,000m (15:33.77); 1st at USATF Oxy HP 800m (2:00.45); 1st at Drake Relays 1500m (4:03.35)
2012: 10th at NY 5th Ave. Mile (4:29); 7th at Zurich (4:08.38); 12th in Lausanne (9:08.78); 5th at Stockholm (4:04.71); 12th in semifinal of Olympic Games (4:06.89); 11th in Monaco 3,000 (8:48.72); 2nd in London (4:07.76); 3rd at Olympic Trials 1500m (4:05.17); 9th at adidas Grand Prix 800m (2:05.79); 2nd at Pre Classic (4:06.10); 6th at USATF High Performance 800m (2:03.49); 1st at Drake Relays (4:12.95); 1st at USA Indoor 1500m (4:15.04) and 1st in 3,000m (9:19.15), 1st at Millrose (4:07.27); 7th at Boston Grand Prix 3,000m (8:58.70)
2011: World Outdoor 1,500m champion (4:05.40); USA Indoor mile champion (4:34.96) and 3000m (9:02.20); 2nd at USA Outdoors (4:05.66); 4th in Madrid (4:07.72); 5th in Monaco (4:03.54); 1st at Drake Relays 1500m (4:09.56); 2nd at Mt. SAC Relays 5,000m (15:11.49); 6th at USATF HP meet (2:01.20PR) 
2010: 3rd at USA Outdoors in the 5,000m (15:33.33); 4th at adidas Grand Prix (4:03.63); ended season early due to a stress reaction at the head of her right femur.
2009: 5th at World Champs (9:12.50AR); USA Outdoor champion (9:29.38); 2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (3:59.90CR); NCAA steeplechase champion (9:25.54); 1st in 5,000m at Stockholm (15:05.25); NCAA Indoor 3,000m champion (8:42.03CR); 1st in mile at Big 12 Indoor Champs (4:25.91CR); 1st at 5,000m at Husky Classic (15:01.70CR).
2008: 9th at Olympic Games (9:22.26AR); 3rd at Olympic Trials (9:33.11); 1st at Hesden (9:22.73); NCAA Outdoor champion (9:29.20).
2007: USA Outdoor champion (9:34.64); 7th in heats at World Outdoors (9:51.04); 7th at NCAA Outdoors (9:59.81); ran 9:44.31 at Drake Relays; 4th in 5,000m at Stanford (15:48.24).
2006: NCAA Outdoor champion (9:53.04); Big 12 runner-up.
2005: 3rd at USA XC Champs junior race…47th at World XC Juniors.
2004: Fla. HS XC champ; Foot Locker Regional XC champ; 10th at Foot Locker Nationals; 35th at World XC Juniors.
2003: Fla. HS XC champ; Foot Locker Regional XC champ; 3rd at Foot Locker Nationals.
2001: Fla. HS XC champ.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014:
 Indoor bests - 2 Mile, 9:26.19; Outdoor bests - 1500m, 3:57.22
2013: Outdoor bests - 800m, 2:00.45 (No. 10 in the USA, No. 9 in the USA by T&FN); 1500m, 4:00.48 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the World, No. 2 in the World by T&FN); 5000m, 14:56.26 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 14 in the World, No. 1 in the USA by T&FN) 
2012: Indoor bests - 1500m, 4:07.27 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 7 in the world); 3,00m, 8:58.70 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 25 in the world); Outdoor bests - 1500m, 4:03.15 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN, No. 35 in the world)
2011: Indoor bests – 800m, 2:07.79; 1,500m, 4:11.00 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 26 in the world); mile, 4:28.60 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); 3,000m, 8:50.78 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 15 in the world); Outdoor bests – 800m, 2:01.20 (No. 17 in the USA); 1,500m, 4:03.54 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 25 in the world); 5,000m, 15:11.49 (No. 7 in the USA by T&FN, No. 36 in the world); mile road, 4:22.30
2010: Outdoor bests – 800m, 2:02.12 (No. 17 in the USA); 1,500m, 4:03.63 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 24 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN); 5,000m, 15:33.33 (No. 9 in the USA)
2009: Indoor bests – mile, 4:25.91 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); 3,000m, 8:42.03 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); 5,000m, 15:01.70; Outdoor bests – 800m, 2:02.56 (No. 18 in the USA); 1,500m, 3:59.90 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 7 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN); 5,000m, 15:05.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 23 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN); 3,000m steeplechase, 9:12.50 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 6 in the world by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 4:11.36 (No. 18 in the USA); 3,000m steeplechase, 9:22.26 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 12 in the world, ranked No. 10 in the world by T&FN)
2007: Indoor bests – mile, 4:41.22; 3,000m, 9:19.65; Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 4:21.53; 5,000m, 15:48.24; 3,000m steeplechase, 9:33.95 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 24 in the world)
2006: Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 4:32.17; 5,000m, 16:15.23; 3,000m steeplechase, 9:53.04 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 47 in the world)
2005: Indoor bests – mile, 4:57.62
2004: Indoor bests – mile, 4:55.45; Outdoor bests – mile, 4:49.82
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