- Jenna Utecht
- Pembroke Pines, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
CAREER VICTORIES: 3
55m Hurdles: 8.20, 2006 Pepsi Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
60m Hurdles: 8.69, 2006 University of New Mexico Invitational, Albuquerque, N.M.
High Jump: 1.75m/5-8.75, 2008 Tom Jones Memorial Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
Long Jump: 5.51m/18-1, 2006 Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark.
Shot Put: 9.89m/32-5.50, 2006 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
Pentathlon: 3,510, 2006 SEC Championships, Gainesville, Fla.
100m Hurdles: 14.29, 2006 Diet Pepsi Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
High Jump: 1.75m/5-8.75, four times, last at 2007 SEC Championships, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Long Jump: 5.54m/18-2.25, 2008 Snowbird Invitational, Tallahassee, Fla.
2008 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 1.75m/5-8.75 (high jump) and 5.54m/18-2.25 (long jump) … Competed in three meets (two indoor, one outdoor) … Turned in personal-best leap of 5.54m/18-2.25 in long jump at Snowbird Invitational to finish eighth … Posted mark of 1.73m/5-8 in high jump at Rod McCravy Memorial and finished second in jumpoff … Improved her indoor PR in high jump to 1.75m/5-8.75 en route to fourth-place finish at Tom Jones Memorial Classic.
2006-07 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (3): (o) Florida State Relays high jump (1.70m/5-7); (i) Tyson Invitational high jump (1.70m/5-7); Indiana Team Classic high jump (1.75m/5-8.75) … Best of 1.75m/5-8.75 (high jump) … Competed in 10 meets (five indoor, five outdoor) … Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll … Competed in high jump at NCAA East Regional Championships with fever of 103 degrees and tied for 17th (1.71m/5-7.25) … Equaled PR in high jump (1.75m/5-8.75) to take sixth at SEC Outdoor Championships … Cleared 1.73m/5-8 to finish 17th in special division of high jump at Drake Relays … Matched high jump PR of 1.75m/5-8.75 at Sun Angel Classic to take second . ..Placed third by matching personal-best high jump (1.75m/5-8.75) at Pepsi Florida Relays … Earned victory in high jump at Florida State Relays with leap of 1.70m/5-7 … Tied for seventh in high jump (1.72m/5-7.75) at SEC Indoor Championships … Cleared 1.73m/5-8 to finish third in high jump at Diet Pepsi Invitational … Earned victory at Tyson Invitational with mark of 1.70m/5-7 in high jump … Earned first career victory in high jump at Indiana Team Classic with leap of 1.73m/5-8 … Finished fourth in high jump (1.70m/5-7) at Clemson Opener.
2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 8.20 (55m hurdles), 8.69 (60m hurdles), 14.29 (100m hurdles), 1.75m/5-8.75 (high jump), 5.51m/18-1 (long jump), 8.42m/27-7.50 (shot put) and 3,510 points (pentathlon) … Competed in 11 meets (six indoor, five outdoor) … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … A multi-event specialist for UF, concentrating mainly on high jump in outdoor competition … Cleared height of 1.70m/5-7 twice in outdoor season, finishing fourth at Diet Pepsi Classic and 11th at SEC Outdoor Championships … Met NCAA regional qualifying standard in high jump, clearing height of 1.75m/5-8.75 at UTEP Invitational … Finished 11th in pentathlon at SEC Indoor Championships, earning 3,510 points and a personal record in shot put (9.89m/32- 5.50) … Also ran in prelims of 55m hurdles at SEC Indoor Championships, clocking 8.32 to finish 15th … Fifth in high jump at SEC Indoor Championships, clearing height of 1.70m/5-7 … Set personal record in 55m hurdles at Pepsi Invitational, crossing finish line in 8.20 and taking sixth … Competed in high jump and shot put in debut at Florida Intercollegiate and set pair of season-best marks after clearing second-place height of 1.72m/5-7.75 and launching 24th-place toss of 8.42m/27-7.50.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Won high jump (1.70m/5-7) at the 2005 USA Junior Olympics in Sacramento, Calif. … Three-time All-American in 100m hurdles and high jump … 2005 Class 3A state champion in the high jump (1.73m/5-8), as well as champion in the 100m hurdles in 2005 (14.44) and 2004 (14.43) … Won Class 3A state high jump title in 2004 with a leap of 1.68m/5-6 … Class 3A state runner-up in long jump (5.66m/18-7) in 2005 … Named 2001 Broward County Athlete of the Year … Recaptured the award in 2005 and also held the same distinction from the Miami Herald … Two-time county high jump champion … Four-time high jump and long jump district champion … Member of four-straight Class 3A state championship teams.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Nov. 10, 1986, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. … Daughter of Jerry and Rhonda Utecht … Has an older sister, Kristin, who attended UF from 2000-04 … 2005 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School … Father, mother and sister all were high school track & field athletes … Was a cheerleader in addition to running track & field … Also enjoys wakeboarding, surfing, hanging out with friends and sleeping … Considered Auburn, Georgia, Miami (Fla.) and Vanderbilt before choosing Florida … Is a certified scuba diver.
MAJOR: Community Health