|High School:||Rock Island HS|
Events: 60M (7.68), 100M (12.09w/12.13), 200M (25.45)
Competed with the Lady Tigers for four years from 2013-16 ... Ended her career with personal bests of 7.68 seconds in the 60 meters, 12.13 in the 100 meters and 25.45 in the 200 meters ... Twice selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2015 and 2016 ... Graduated in May 2016 with a degree in theatre with a concentration in film and television.
Lined up in eight meets in her senior season at LSU ... Competed in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season and 100-meter dash during the outdoor season ... Clocked a seasonal best of 7.76 in the 60-meter prelims at the LSU High Performance Meet en route to an eighth-place finish in the final with a time of 7.82 ... Ran 7.78 in the prelims at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic and 7.79 in the prelims at the Bayou Bengal Invitational ... Opened the indoor season with an 11th-place finish in the 60 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a time of 7.81 ... Ended the indoor season by clocking 7.80 for 18th place at the LSU Twilight ... Spinted to the finish line in 12.33 (+1.5) for 17th place in the B section of the 100 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold and 12.30 (+2.7) for 24th place in the event at the LSU Invitational during the outdoor season ... Earned her second-straight selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season for her outstanding academic performance.
Raced to a personal-best time of 7.68 seconds in an 18th-place finish in the 60-meter dash at the New Mexico Classic … Clocked 7.80 for 11th place at the LSU Twilight and 7.84 for ninth place at the LSU High Performance Meet while running the 60 meters … Opened the season by running the 60 meters at the LSU Indoor Invitational (8.15) … Ran a career-best wind-aided time of 12.09 (+3.6) in the 100-meter dash at the LSU Alumni Gold during the outdoor season … Placed fourth in the B-section final at the LSU Alumni Gold meet … Opened the outdoor season by running 12.19 (-3.0) for seventh place in the 100 meters at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette … Posted wind-legal times of 12.24 for ninth place in the 100 meters and 25.67 for 20th place in the 200 meters at the LSU Invitational in the team's regular-season finale during the outdoor season … Honored for her academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.
Saw action in three meets during her sophomore season in 2014 … Opened her outdoor season by sprinting to a wind-legal personal record of 25.45 (+1.1) in the 200 meters for 20th place in the event at the Battle on the Bayou … Also ran a wind-aided time of 12.20 (+2.4) for 16th place in the 100 meters at the Battle on the Bayou … Clocked a wind-legal seasonal best of 12.16 (+1.4) for fifth place in the B section of the 100-meter dash at the LSU Alumni Gold … Placed 17th in the B section of the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a career-best wind-aided time of 25.22 … Ran 7.83 in the preliminary round and 7.93 in the final to take seventh place in the B section of the 60-meter dash … Recipient of Jesse Owens Athletic Award in 2014 for having the highest cumulative grade-point average among all minority student-athletes at LSU … The Jesse Owens Athletic Award is presented annually as part of the Black Scholars Award Program.
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.