Jess Husted
Jess Husted

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Metamora, Ill.

High School:
Metamora

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
02/18/1989

2009-10: (Cross Country): Finished in seventh place at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships in a time of 18:18 ... ran a season-best time of 17:51 at the Notre Dame Invitational to place 82nd ... ran a season-best 6K time of 22:25 to place 126th at the NCAA Pre-Nationals ... placed 47th at the MVC Cross Country Championships and finished 98th at the Midwest Regional. (Indoor): Ran a personal-best time in the mile at the Iowa State Classic, crossing the finish line in 5:02.06 to finish in fifth place ... set a career-best time in the 3000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic finishing in 10:06.97 ... earned All-Valley honors as a member of the distance medley relay team that won the MVC Indoor Championship in a time of 11:50.58. (Outdoor): Finished sixth in the 800-meter run at the MVC Outdoor Championships in a time of 2:12.81, which nearly beat her personal-best time of 2:12.38 set at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... just missed earning MVC honors in the 1500-meter run, finishing fourth at the MVC Championships with a personal-best time of 4:31.04 ... named a 2010 MVC Scholar-Athlete.

2008-09: (Cross Country):Was Illinois State's top-finisher in two of the six races ... runner-up at the Illini Challenge, covering the 4K course with a time of 14:47.96 ... turned in the Redbirds' top 5K performance of the season, clocking in with a season-best time of 18:09 at the Notre Dame Invitational to finish 18th ... finished 16th at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships, covering the 5K course in 18:38.12 ... a 2008 Cross Country All-Academic Team selection ... crossed the finish line in 22:53.55 to finish 85th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship (6K). (Indoor): Competed in three meets ... turned in a personal-best 5,000-meter run performance at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 18:47.06 to finish 32nd... was 10th in the 3,000-meter run with a season-best time of 10:30.19 at the Wisconsin Elite Invite. (Outdoor): Won the SIU Classic 5,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 17:26.31 ... turned in a seventh-place finish in the 1,500-meter run at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, covering the track in a personal-best time of 4:36.02.

2007-08: (Cross Country): Competed in six races ... in first-collegiate race, finished 13th in the 4K Illini Challenge with a time of 15:09 ... was the second runner to cross the finish line for ISU at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships finishing the 5K race in 18th and shattering her pervious personal-best with a run of 18:08.68 ... crossed the finish line in 81st with a personal-best time of 22:06 at the NCAA Midwest Regional 6K. (Indoor): Clocked a season-best in the 3,000-meter run at the State Farm Valley Indoor Championships with a time of 10:13.22 to place ninth. (Outdoor): Placed eighth at the conference outdoor championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, recording a season-best time of 11:11.17 ... ran a season-best performance in the 5,000 at the Vanderbilt Invitational (18:06.49).

At Metamora HS: Participated in the cross country and track and field state meets all four years ... named Most Valuable Senior Athlete by the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (ITCCCA) ... personal bests of 5:11.00 in the 1,600-meter run and 11:10.00 in the 3,200-meters.

Personal: Born 2/18/89 ... daughter of Dave and Susan Husted ... has two sisters, Emily and Caitlin ... major is elementary education.