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2009 Women's Track & Field Roster

Jenna Utecht

Pembroke Pines, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Jenna Utecht





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.


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