WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2005-06): Indoor - Won the pentathlon at Cougar Indoor meet with school record and NCAA Automatic Qualifying mark of 4,180 points (1/27/06, Pullman)...pentathlon runner-up at MPSF Championships...runner-up in pentathlon at NCAA Indoor Championships with school record 4,267 points (3/11/06, Fayetteville)...All-America...Outdoor - Won the Texas Relays heptathlon with PR and NCAA Automatic Qualifying total of 5,734 points (4/6/06. Austin)...finished second at Pac-10 Championships heptathlon with 5,560 points (5/7/06, Eugene) in spite of struggling with painful plantar fasciatis in her foot...placed fifth in the hept at the NCAA Championships with a total of 5,604 points...All-America.
SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Indoor - Placed fourth in the pentathlon at Husker Invite with an NCAA PQ PR 3,759 points (2/5/05, Lincoln)...runner-up to sister Diana at MPSF Championships pentathlon with PR of 3,999 points...finished tied for third in high jump (1.71m/5-7 1/4i) at same meet (2/26/05, Seattle)...at the NCAA Championships, fouled all three attempts at pentathlon long jump...Outdoor - Runner-up to sister Diana in heptathlon at Texas Relays with PR 5,414 points (4/7/05, Austin)...won the Pac-10 heptathlon title with an NCAA AQ and PR of 5,569 points (5/8/05, Los Angeles)...only second time in conference history the decathlon and heptathlon winners from same school...named Pac-10 Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week (May 2-8)...next weekend took third in high jump at Pac-10 Championships after clearing PR of 1.75m/5-8 3/4, as well as anchoring the fifth place 4x100m relay and the sixth place 4x400m relay...All-American after fifth place finish in heptathlon at NCAA Championships with PR 5,650 points (6/11/05, Sacramento)...third-best heptathlon in school history.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2003-04): Indoor - Redshirt season...competed unattached in 60m hurdles, long jump and shot put in local meets...Outdoor - Finished sixth in heptathlon at the Pac-10 Championships (5/8/04, Tucson) with 4,938 points...next weekend tied for fifth in high jump (1.68m/5-6) at conference meet...reached NCAA Provisional Qualifying with 5,135 points for eighth place at the Mt. SAC heptathlon (4/15/04, Azusa)...missed NCAA meet by one point...mark is ninth-best in school history.
FRESHMAN (2002-03): Indoor - Ran a season-best 8.74i seconds in 60m hurdles prelims at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/22/03, Nampa)...also ran on third-place distance medley relay...top 200m time of 25.10i came at adidas Classic (2/8/03, Lincoln)...Outdoor - Javelin throw of 38.64m/126-9 (3/22/03, Tucson) is 10th best in school history...finished fourth at the UC Multi Events (3/27/03, Davis) with 5,024 points and qualified for the Pac-10 Championships heptathlon...plantar fasciitis in right foot stopped competition and forced a redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned six letters at Rowlett High including four for track coach Ray Young and two as an outside hitter for volleyball coach Kathy Bothun...in 2002 ranked number one U.S. junior heptathlete by Track & Field News...won the US Junior Championship heptathlon title with a 5338 point total (6/19/02, Berkeley) which was the sixth-best performance for a prep in history and elevated her to the fourth-best performer in US prep annuals in this event...in 2001 ranked number three U.S. junior heptathlete...2001 Junior Olympic National Heptathlon third place with 5,147 points...total is tenth-best in U.S. history...finished third in 100m hurdles (13.79w) at 2001 Texas state 5A meet...100m hurdles PR time of 13.93 was ranked seventh nationally...also ranked 12th nationally in long jump (19-4i)...runner-up at state long jump in 2001 with distance of 19-6 3/4...2002 Indoor National Scholastic Sports Foundation All-American in the heptathlon, hurdles and long jump...runner-up in pentathlon at 2002 National High School Championships...member of the US Junior National Team and Junior World Championships...earned All-American honors after third place at USATF Championships junior year.
PERSONAL. Born Julie Ann Pickler 12/9/83 at Shreveport, La...father Bill is the owner of Advanced Concrete Services...stepmother JJ is a flight attendant...mother Chris is an accountant...stepfather Ron Root is a pilot...sisters Diana (twin - 12/9/83), Katie (9/11/81) and Shine (3/17/98)...brothers Griffin (1/17/96) and Clay (6/25/93)...majoring in human development at WSU.
J. PICKLER'S WSU BESTS 200m - 24.38 (2005) 400m - 55.26 (2005) 800m - 2:17.48i (2006) 60m Hurdles - 8.58i (2006) 100m Hurdles - 13.78 (2006) 4x100m Relay - 45.30 (2006) 4x400m Relay - 3:42.16 (2005) Distance Medley Relay - 11:50.00i (2003) High Jump - 1.76m / 5-9 1/4i (2005) Long Jump - 5.76m / 19-6 3/4i (2006); 6.06m/19-10 3/4w Shot Put - 12.68m / 41-7 1/4 (2006) Javelin - 39.33m / 129-0 (2005) Pentathlon - 4,267 points SR (2006) Heptathlon - 5,734 points (2006)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2006 Heptathlon 2nd 5,560 points 2005 Heptathlon 1st 5,569 points High Jump 3rd 1.75m / 5-8 3/4 4x100m Relay 5th 45.91 4x400m Relay 6th 3:42.16 2004 Heptathlon 6th 4,938 points 100m Hurdles 15th prelims 14.30 High Jump T5th 1.68m / 5-6
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2006 Heptathlon 5th 5,604 points Pentathlon (Indoor) 2nd 4,267 points 2005 Heptathlon 5th 5,650 points Pentathlon (Indoor) DQ