Events: 60M (7.75), 100M (12.13), 200M (25.93)
Competed in four meets for the Lady Tigers as a true freshman in 2013 … Won the B section of the 100-meter dash at the LSU Alumni Gold with a wind-legal PR of 12.13 (+0.1) … Also ran a wind-legal best of 25.93 (+1.4) in the 200 meters for 22nd place in the B section at the LSU Alumni Gold … Ran 12.19 for fourth place in the 100 meters at the Battle on the Bayou and 12.26 for 12th place at the LSU Relays in the 100 meters … Clocked 26.37 (-1.0) for 15th place in the 200 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … Ran a PR of 7.75 in her only 60-meter race of the indoor season for fifth place at the LSU Invitational.
PRIOR TO LSU
A standout sprinter during her prep career at Rock Island High School … Helped guide her team to an Illinois state championship during the 2009 season … A three-time all-conference selection in 2009, 2011 and 2012 … Was also an all-metro performer in high school … Member of the school-record-setting 4x100 relay at Rock Island High School with a time of 47.48 … Also competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x200-meter relay during her prep career.
Full name is Jalea Elise Ruth Jackson … Born on March 22, 1994 … Mother is Kim Armstrong … Winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman award at her high school … Named a Charles O. Austin Junior Scholar … Honored with a Community Hero Award in her hometown … Majoring in theatre with a focus on film and television.