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Jill Cobb
Event: 20k race walk
Height: 5-6
Weight: 120
PRs: 20k walk - 1:34:50 (2000), 5k walk - 22:35 (1999)
Born: February 13, 1975 in Lansing, Mich.
Current Residence: Fairborn, Ohio
High School: Waverly (MI) HS '93
Colleges: Cedarville College '97; Purdue '99
Coach: Vince Peters
Agent: Self
Club: Team New Balance

Career Highlights: 2000 U.S. 15k champion; 3-time U.S. Indoor runner-up; 6th at 2001 Goodwill Games; 1997 Collegiate NAIA National Champion.

Cobb discovered race walking while a junior at Cedarville College, in Ohio, where she earned a degree in chemistry. A three-time runner-up in the 3 Kilometer Walk at the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships, Cobb was 6th at the 2001 Goodwill Games and 25th at the 2001 World Championships holds a masters degree in atmospheric science and works full-time as a scientist for the Ball Corporation in Fairborn, Ohio. found time to represent the USA at the 1999 World University Games, fly back to defend her Master's thesis, move to Fairborn, then start work with Ball Corporation, all within one week"There are so many unique and different areas of analysis to delve into", said Cobb about her work at Ball. "Investigating new atmospheric correction techniques has been my most satisfying experience." reunited with her college coach, Vince Peters, she now has several other athletes from Peters' group of Miami Valley Track Club walkers to train with again... married David Cobb on April 6, 2002... maiden name is Zenner.

2002: 2nd at USATF 10 km Champs (50:40) 3rd at USATF 15 km Champs (1:20:35) 4th at USA Indoor 3 km (13:44.07) and USA Outdoor 20 km (1:39.46)69th at IAAF Race Walk World Cup (1:47.35)best of 1:39.46.
2001:
3rd at USA 20k Champs (1:37:10) 3k USATF Indoor Nationals runner-up (12:50.91) 6th at Goodwill Games (1:43:33) 25th at World Champs (1:42:43) ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN best of 1:37:10.
2000: Won USATF 15K RW Championships (1:11:38)... runner-up USATF Indoor Nationals 3K RW... runner-up USATF 10K RW Championships... member USA Pan-American Cup Team ... Olympic A Standard - 5th fastest All Time 20K by an American (1:34:50)... 7th place finish USA Olympic Trials... ranked #9 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:34:50.
1999: Runner-up USATF Indoor Nationals 3K RW (12:49) ...won in 5K at Penn Relays (22:35)... 4th in 20 km at World Cup Trials (1:37:19)... 5th in 20 km at USA Outdoors... member USA World Cup and World University Games Teams... ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:37:19.
1998: 8th in 10 km at USA Outdoors... won in 5K at Penn Relays (23:09)... 5th at USA Pan-American Cup Trials (1:41:30)... Member Pan-American Cup Team... ranked #8 in U.S. by T&FNbests of 49:11 (10k) and 1:41:30 (20k).
1997: NAIA Collegiate National Champion... American Outdoor 3K Record (13:16.19)... 5th at USA Outdoor Nationals (48:10.73)... Member USA World University Games Team... ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 48:10.73.
1996: Runner-up NAIA Collegiate Nationals (15:25)... best of 26:29.


11/7/02