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Jessa Simmons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portland, Texas

High School:
Gregory-Portland

Height:
5-5

Event:
Distance

Experience:
SR-3L


2008 (Track and Field): Outdoor: Was second in the 3,000m at the UNT Classic, trailing only teammate Silje Fjortoft; 2007 (Cross Country): Took second at the Movin' Mavs Challenge... Was 46th at the Chile Pepper Invite... Posted an 11th-place finish at the C-USA Championships and was 32nd at the NCAA Regionals; 2007 (Track and Field): Indoor: Won the J.D. Martin Invitational in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:18.29... Also placed fifth in the Invitational in the one-mile run with a time of 5:17.08... Went on to place eighth in the Conference USA Championships in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 10:02.10; 2006 (Cross Country): Competed in six team events... 11th-place finish at the Rice Invitational (15:02.00)... Sixth-place finish at the Texas A&M Invitational (19:00)... 68th-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:55)... 68th-place finish at the Chile Pepper Festival (22:06.1)... 11th-place finish at the Conference USA Championship (18:32.78), earning All-Conference USA third-team honors... 25th-place finish at the NCAA South Central Regional (21:47.2); 2006 (Track and Field): Outdoor: At the John Jacobs Invitational, placed ninth in the 3,000-meter run (11:27.78)... At the TCU Invitational, placed 10th in the 5,000-meter run (19:18.32)... At the North Texas Twilight, placed 15th in the 5,000-meter run (19:18.57); 2005 (Cross Country): Started the season placing ninth with teammate Rachel Barber in Baylor Relays... Placed 13th at Movin' Mavs Challenge... Finished 15th at North Texas Invitational... Ran at the pre-national meet; Prep: Graduated from Gregory-Portland High School... Lettered four years... Holds two school records... Fourth in State in 2002 for cross country... Team was Regional Champs in 2004... All-State Scholar Athlete in 2004; Personal: Parents are Brad and Hollis Simmons... Has two siblings, Hunter and Addie... Enjoys painting... Favorite athlete is Mia Hamm... Likes to watch basketball... Double major in mathematics and advertising.