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WSU Track & Field BIO
Jesse Jorgensen
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Jesse Jorgensen 1264756
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'11"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
High School: Puyallup High
WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2013-14): Indoor - Won the 800m at the MPSF Championships with a PR time of 1:48.84i (3/1/14, Seattle)…also ran anchor on 4x400m relay that placed third with time of 3:11.10i…advanced as the 16th and final entry to NCAA Indoor Championships where he ran a prelim time of 1:50.79 and finished eighth in the final with a time of 1:50.33…earned All-America first team honors…Outdoor - Ran 800m PR time of 1:48.62 at WSU-UW Dual (5/3/14, Pullman)…at Pac-12 Championships took fourth place in 800m final with time of 1:51.01 after prelim time of 1:49.79…also anchored the third-place 4x400m relay to time of 3:10.48…at the NCAA West Prelims finished ninth in 800m semifinals with time of 1:49.05 after first round time of 1:48.86…advanced to NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene where he finished 17th in 1:50.01 after running in the slowest heat of the round.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Indoor - Best time in 800m this season was 1:50.98i and fourth place at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships…also ran on distance medley relay at Notre Dame Final Qualifier with split of 1:48.8 (800m) and team time of 9:40.20i, seventh-best in WSU all-time records…Outdoor - Breakout season…ran 800m PR time of 1:49.56 at Cougar Invitational (4/20/13, Pullman)…was runner-up in 800m at Pac-12 Championships (1:50.88)…also ran anchor leg of eighth-place 4x400m relay (3:11.05)…narrowly missed NCAA Championships competition after 13th place finish in 800m at NCAA West Prelims, run in a time equaling his PR.
PRE-WSU CAREER. SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Placed fifth in 800m at Runner’s Soul Indoor Open…placed fourth in 4x400m relay at the Vandal Indoor...redshirt and did not compete during outdoor season…FRESHMAN (2010-11): Won 1500m at Whitworth in PR time of 4:01.13 (3/26/11, Spokane)…won 400m at the Cougar Invitational with a PR of 48.67 (4/23/11, Pullman)…runner-up in 800m at Oregon Twilight meet with PR time of 1:49.88 (5/6/11, Eugene)…won 800m at NWAACC Championships (1:51.65)…anchored runner-up 4x400m relay.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned six varsity letters at Puyallup High…three letters for cross country coaches Michelle and Thiesen…three letters for track coach Rob Webster…sophomore year places first in the 800m at the 4A State Championships…junior year placed second in 1600m at the South Puget Sound League Sub-District Meet…junior year set a 400m PR with a time of 49.34a…senior year placed first at the 50th Shelton Invitational Track and Field Meet…senior year placed first at West-Central District 4A Championships and set a PR of 1:51.58.
PERSONAL. Born in September 1991, in Tacoma Washington…father Alan works at Boeing…mother Denise Stealing is a receptionist…older brother Tony…older sister Chelsie…enjoys hunting and dirt biking…majoring in criminal justice at WSU.
800m - 1:48.62 (2014)
2014       800m                     4th          1:51.01 (1:49.79 prelims)
               4x400m Relay       3rd          3:10.48
2013       800m                     2nd         1:50.88
               4x400m Relay       8th          3:11.05
2014       800m           9th              1:49.05 (1:48.86 prelims)
2013       800m           13th            1:49.56
2014 Indoor          800m      8th       1:50.33i
2014 Outdoor 800m   17th     1:50.01
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