2002 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Has prep personal bests of 59.10 (400m), 26.00 (200m), 12.54 (100m) and 2:26 (800m)... Holds River Ridge High School records for most points scored in a season in the 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay… Most valuable freshman of the cross country team… MVP of the track team her senior year… Regional champion in the triple jump.
PERSONAL: Born Jessica Mane Verga on April 11, 1984 in Flushing, N.Y... Lists horseback riding as a hobby... Finished sixth in the state weight lifting championships… most admires Marion Jones… skipped a grade of grade school and is a year younger than all her classmates... Has twin sisters, Kimberly and Melissa… Daughter of Arthur and Carolyn Verga