Event: Long Jump (IN: 20-5 ¾; OUT: 20-10 ¾)
One of the SEC's premier long jumpers in her one and only season at LSU in 2011 ... Crowned the SEC Indoor champion and finished as the SEC Outdoor runner-up in the event ... Jumped a 2011 seasonal best of 20-5 during the outdoor season at the LSU Tiger Relays ... An NCAA Championships qualifier with the outdoor season ... Transferred to Central Florida following her freshman season at LSU.
A catalyst in a 2011 season sweep of SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles by the Lady Tigers ... Won the SEC Indoor title in the long jump with a top mark of 20 feet, 3 ½ inches at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Became the first Lady Tiger to be crowned the SEC Indoor champion in the long jump since Monique Freeman in 1999 ... Also earned All-SEC honors during the outdoor season with a runner-up finish in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Jumped 20-3 ½ at the SEC Outdoor meet to match her performance indoors ... Opened the outdoor season by jumping a wind-legal seasonal best of 20-5 for a victory at the LSU Tiger Relays ... Jumped a seasonal best wind-aided mark of 20-6 ¼ for a third-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Competed in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. ... Finished in 15th place in the national quarterfinal with a wind-aided mark of 19-9 ... Set an indoor seasonal best of 20-4 ½ in a fifth-place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York ... Claimed a pair of other long jump titles indoors at the LSU Twilight (19-7) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (20-0 ¼).
PRIOR TO LSU
The No. 1 jumps recruit in the country and one of the top jumps prospects in the world for the Class of 2010 ... Wrapped up her junior season in 2009 as the No. 1-ranked high school long jumper in the country regardless of class ... Soared to a new overall personal best in the long jump with a mark of 20 feet, 10 ¾ inches in the preliminary round at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships in Italy ... Mark ranks No. 16 all-time by a high school athlete in the United States and is tied for the New York state record in the event ... It was also the No. 2-ranked performance in the world by an athlete under the age of 18 ... Went on to win a bronze medal in the long jump at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships with a mark of 19-10 ¼ in the final ... Was named to the 2009 USA Today All-USA Track & Field Team honoring the top high school track and field athletes in the country ... Earned a spot on Team USA after winning the long jump title at the 2009 USA Track & Field World Youth Championships Trials in Ypsilanti, Mich., with a mark of 19-7 ½ ... Entered the 2010 season as the two-time defending New York Division I outdoor state champion in the long jump ... Posted an impressive mark of 20-6 ¼ to win a state title in the event at the 2009 NYSPHSAA New York State Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Swept indoor and outdoor state titles as a junior in 2009 ... Carried that momentum into the 2010 indoor season as she ranked No. 1 in the country with an indoor personal-best jump of 20-5 ¾ set at the 2010 Hispanic Games at the New Balance Track and Field Center in New York ... Was named the USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week on Jan. 13 for her outstanding performance in winning the long jump title at the Hispanic Games ... Her indoor PR ranks No. 9 all-time indoors among high school athletes in the United States ... Enjoyed an outstanding sophomore season in 2008 while winning state titles in the long jump and 4x100-meter relay competing for Suffern High School ... Was also the state runner-up in both the 200-meter dash and triple jump during the 2008 outdoor season ... Was a bronze medalist in the long jump at both the National Scholastic Indoor Championships and Nike Outdoor Nationals during the 2008 season ... Is also a talented sprinter who has clocked 11.7 in the 100 meters and 24.3 in the 200 meters in county and sectional competitions during her high school career.
Full name is Jennifer Nicole Clayton ... Born on Oct. 5, 1992 ... Parents are Egbert and Coralia Clayton ... Has an older brother, Darnel, who graduated with a bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University ... Also has an older sister, Janelle, who is a high jumper at Virginia ... Undecided on a major.