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Jessica Newton
  • Senior
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Bishop Kenny
  • Finance
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll - 2001-03

Has one career victory on the track ... Has personal bests of 18:33.51 (5K), 20:52.39 (6K), 3:01.03 (i1,000m), 5:10.55 (iMile), 2:17.94 (o800m), 4:41.00 (o1,500m), 10:29.26 (o3,000m), 11:06.37 (steeple) and 18:01.55 (o5,000m).

2002: Competed in all six races ... Scored in the final three races of the season for the Gators ... Florida's second finisher at both Pre-NCAAs and South Regional Championships ... Had a season-best finish of 19th overall with a time of 22:33.18 in the 6K Gator Invitational.

2001: Ran a 19:38.20 at the UCF Invitational to begin the season .... Competed in five races and set new career bests in both 5K and 6K races ... Finished with a 6K time of 23:30.82 at Florida Intercollegiates ... Posted a career best 5k time of 18:33.51 to finish 19th at the Disney Invitational ... Was Florida's third finisher and 27th overall at the 6k Penn State Open with a time of 23:05.14 ... Set a new career best 6k time at SEC Championships with a 20:52.39 to finish 29th ... Time was third best 6k time in school history on any course ... Finished third among Florida runners and 36th overall at South Region Championships with a 6k time of 22:40.75

2000: Did not compete.

1999: Competed in three meets ... Top finisher for Florida at the Florida Intercollegiates (B Team), taking 65th in 19:59.65 ... Top time of 19:41.47 at the Gator Invitational ... Competed at the Walt Disney World Classic, finishing 83rd in 22:09.49.

Track Highlights: Set a new personal best of 11:06.37 to finish eighth in the steeplechase at the 2003 SEC Championships ... Finished ninth at the 2002 SEC Championships with a personal best of 11:15.39 in the steeplechase ... finished eighth in the steeplechase at the 2001 SEC Championships with a time of 11:17.82.

Prep: Five time all-state award winner ... Cross country all-state honoree in 1998 and 1999 ... Team won two consecutive cross country championships in 1998 and 1999.

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