Elizabeth Jackson (athlete)

Elizabeth Jackson
Personal information
Born (1977-10-27) October 27, 1977 (age 45)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)3000 m steeplechase
College teamBYU Cougars
Retired2005
Achievements and titles
World finals2005: 9th
National finals4-time champion
Personal best(s)3000 m steeplechase: 9:39.78 (2005)

Elizabeth Jackson (born October 27, 1977) is an American female former track and field athlete who specialized in the 3000 meters steeplechase. She represented her country at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, placing ninth in the final. She was a four-time American national champion in the steeplechase, winning in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2005.[1] She also competed at the 1998 and 2001 Goodwill Games.[2][3] She broke the United States record in the steeplechase several times.[4]

Born in Salt Lake City, Jackson attended East High School and took part in track there, taking state-level titles in 800 meters and mile run. She competed collegiately for Brigham Young University's BYU Cougars team while studying for a business marketing major. She earned six All-American honors in track and cross country while there, as well as Academic All-America selection.[4] She was the first ever winner of the NCAA women's steeplechase.[5] She placed third in the 5000 metres at the 2000 NCAA Indoor Championships.[6]

She stopped competing at elite level after 2005 and in 2009 set up her own search engine optimisation company.[4]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 8th 3000 m steeplechase 10:45.97
2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 4th 3000 m steeplechase 9:41.94
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 3000 m steeplechase 9:46.72
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 3000 m steeplechase 9:46.10

National titles

References

  1. ^ USA Championships (Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  2. ^ Official results Archived May 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Official results Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b c Elizabeth Jackson. BYU Cougars. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  5. ^ NCAA Championships (Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  6. ^ Elizabeth Jackson. IAAF. Retrieved 2018-04-24.

External links