Redbirds posted 15 first on the day
This is the only home meet for the Redbirds this outdoor season
The team won 12 event titles at the meet
ISU battled tough conditions, including cold temperature and wind
Redbird women steeplers now rank one, two, three in the Valley
Day two of the 2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships
2012 State Farm MVC Indoor Track & Field Championships Day One
Indoor: Finished second at the Early Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) in the long jump with a leap of 18-03.25 ... took second at the Big Meet (Feb. 10) with a career-best jump of 18-04.25 ... finished 12th in the long jump and 11th in the triple jump at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25) with marks of 18-01.00 and 38-00.75, respectively.
Indoor: Leaped to second place at the Early Bird Open in the long jump with a mark of 17-05.50 ... jumped a personal-best 17-09.50 at the MVC Indoor Championships to finish 10th in the long jump ... placed third at the Keck Invitational with a mark of 36-07.50 in the triple jump ... set a new career-mark in the triple jump at the MVC Indoor Championships with a mark of 37-04.50.
Outdoor: Finished fifth at the Lee Calhoun Invite with a mark of 17-09.00 in the long jump ... leaped a season-best 18-06.50 to finish sixth at the MVC Outdoor Championships ... finished 10th at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 37-02.50 in the triple jump ... finished second at the Lee Calhoun Invite as part of the 4X100 relay team.
Indoor: Took third in the long jump at the Early Bird Open with a leap of 16-10.50 ... was fifth in the long jump at the Indiana State Dual with a 16-11.50 ... recorded a career-best jump of 17-00.50 in the long jump at the Iowa State Classic ... took second in the triple jump at the Early Bird Open with a mark of 35-07.25 ... had a career-best jump of 36-06.25 in the triple jump at the Indiana State Dual for a third-place finish.
Outdoor: Did not compete.
PRIOR TO ISU
At Rochelle Township High School: Won the IHSA State title in the triple jump with a state record of 39-10.75 ... placed third in the long jump with a leap of 18-8.25 ... took seventh place in the triple jump at the 2008 Illinois High School Association Class AA Track and Field Championship, launching a distance of 37-1.75 ... first track and field athlete in school history to earn all-state honors ... recorded a personal-best long jump of 17-5.5 during the 2008 season ... set school records in four areas ... was the first indoor state qualifier in school history.
Personal: Born 8/17/90 ... daughter of Norm and Dawn Jenkins ... plans to major in physical education or physical therapy ... named the school student representative for the Western Sun Leadership Conference in 2007 and 2008 ... member of the academic all-conference team.