Events: 1,500M (5:41.80), Mile (5:29.04), 3,000M (IN: 10:22.18), 5,000M (IN: 18:43.10; OUT: 18:13.82), 10,000M (39:00.04)
Graduated from LSU in May 2017 with a degree in petroleum engineering ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following her final season in 2017.
Competed in six meets for the Lady Tigers during the 2017 season ... Closed out her indoor season with an indoor personal best of 10 minutes, 22.18 seconds in a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight meet ... Also placed fourth in the 3k at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a time of 10:55.36 and fifth at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a time of 10:42.96 during the indoor season ... Earned back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the 5,000 meters during the outdoor season at the Battle on the Bayou (20:10.57) and LSU Alumni Gold (19:37.52) ... Clocked 19:42.58 for 15th place in the 5k at the inaugural SEC Relays ... Honored for her academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.
Lettered during the outdoor season by lining up in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in her career ... Crossed the finish line with a lifetime best of 18 minutes, 13.82 seconds for 39th place at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Also finished runner-up in the 5k at the LSU Alumni Gold (18:38.33) and fifth at the LSU Invitational (18:20.58) during the outdoor season ... Won the 10,000 meters at LSU's Battle on the Bayou with a run of 39:00.04 ... Opened the indoor season with a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational while running 10:34.25 ... Clocked an indoor PR of 10:30.98 in the 3k for fourth place at the Bayou Bengal Invitational ... Ran 18:43.10 in her only 5k race indoors for 17th place overall at the Power Five Conference Clash in Birmingham, Alabama.
Won the 3,000 meters in the team’s indoor season opener at the LSU Indoor Invitational with a lifetime personal best of 10:40.14 … Was her only appearance with the Lady Tigers during the 2015 season … Did not compete during the outdoor season.
Received a redshirt during her true freshman season in 2014 … Competed unattached in two meets on the year … Clocked banked-track-converted times of 5:29.04 in the mile and 11:11.37 in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight indoors … Ran a seasonal-best time of 5:41.80 in the 1,500 meters in her only outdoor appearance of the season.
PRIOR TO LSU
Was a four-year letterwinner in track and field and three-year letterwinner in cross country during her prep career at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Virginia … A member of eight district championship teams at Colonial Forge High School … Helped lead her track and field team to three district titles indoors in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and three district titles outdoors in 2010, 2011 and 2012 … Also helped guide her cross country team to back-to-back district championships in 2011-12 and 2012-13 … Team earned a third-place finish at the state cross country championships in 2010 … Earned multiple first-team all-area, all-district and all-region selections in high school … Ran on nationally-ranked distance medley relay and 4x1,600-meter relay teams at Colonial Forge High School … Competed at indoor nationals during her junior season … Also ran at the Penn Relays during her junior and senior seasons … Competed at the state championship in each of her four seasons at the prep level … One of three freshmen to compete in the 1,600 meters at the state meet in 2010, finishing in 20th place overall with a time of 5:14 … Was the regional runner-up in the 3,200 meters and 4x800-meter relay before placing eighth at the state meet in the relay in 2011 … Won the indoor district silver medal in the 1,000 meters in 2012 … Ran on school record 4x400 (4:05.54) and 4x800 (9:32.96) relays as a junior in 2012 … Also helped her 4x400-meter relay run the outdoor school record of 4:01.85 during her junior season … Limited in her performance as a high school senior in 2013 after having a stress fracture in her foot.
Full name is Jenna Stephanie Walker … Born on Oct. 25, 1994 … Mother is Laura Bronesky … Has two younger sisters, Karina and Shanna … Was Distinguished Honor Graduate at Colonial Forge High School … A member of the National Honor Society and Latin Club during her prep career … Majoring in petroleum engineering.