Events: Pentathlon (3,864), Heptathlon (5,324)
One of the SEC’s top mutli-event athletes during her freshman season in 2013 … Was the No. 4-ranked freshman and No. 41-ranked performer in the NCAA rankings in the heptathlon during the outdoor season … Scored a seasonal-best of 5,261 points in her collegiate debut in the heptathlon in an eighth-place finish at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays … Nearly scored for the Lady Tigers in her debut at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships by totaling 5,136 points in the conference heptathlon … Won the 800 meters with a lifetime PR of 2 minutes, 13.58 seconds to wrap up her first career SEC Championships in the heptathlon … Also won the heptathlon 800 meters at the Texas Relays with a previous lifetime best of 2:14.67 … Raised her lifetime personal best in the high jump by more than two inches with a clearance of 5 feet, 7 ¾ inches at the Texas Relays … Matched her previous high jump PR at the LSU Alumni Gold with a clearance of 5-5 ¼ … Set outdoor seasonal bests of 15.21 in the 100-meter hurdles and 17-9 in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Also set outdoor seasonal bests of 26.04 in the 200 meters, 40-0 ¾ in the shot put and 123-9 in the javelin … Cracked the Top 10 in the school’s all-time pentathlon rankings by scoring a personal best of 3,864 points in a sixth-place finish in her SEC Championships debut during the indoor season … Her PR of 3,864 points ranks No. 8 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list … Jumped a lifetime PR of 18-0 ½ in the heptathlon long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships … Marked the first time in her athletic career to eclipse 18 feet in the long jump … Won the pentathlon 800 meters at the SEC Championships with a run of 2:15.99 … Cleared an indoor PR of 5-4 ¼ in the high jump, threw an indoor seasonal best of 40-2 ¼ in the shot put and ran an indoor seasonal best of 9.36 in the 60-meter hurdles at the SEC Indoor meet … Scored 3,574 points in her collegiate debut in the pentathlon in a fifth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational … Ran an indoor personal best of 2:15.98 in winning the pentathlon 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of Europe’s top young heptathletes as a member of the Swedish National Team … Scored a personal best with 5,324 points while earning a 12th-place finish in the women’s heptathlon at the 2011 European Junior Athletics Championships held in Tallinn, Estonia … Signed with the Lady Tigers with personal records of 14.88 in the 100-meter hurdles, 24.86 in the 200-meter dash, 2:19.65 in the 800-meter run, 5-5 ¼ in the high jump, 17-11 in the long jump, 42-0 in the shot put and 133-7 in the javelin … Also owned a career-best wind-aided jump of 18-0 ¼ in the long jump ... Set individual event PRs in the 100 hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and javelin during the heptathlon competition at the 2011 European Junior Athletics Championships … Also recorded times of 25.42 (-1.1) in the 200 meters and 2:21.75 in the 800 meters en route to scoring her personal best of 5,324 points in the heptathlon at the 2011 European Junior Athletics Championships … Raised her PRs in both the 100 hurdles (14.88) at the Tabyvarspe 2012 and long jump (17-11) at the Satra Games during the 2012 season … Set her 800-meter PR of 2:19.65 at the 2011 Nordic Combined Championships held in Sipoo, Finland … Nearly took home a medal for Sweden in the Under-20 division of the women’s heptathlon after scoring 5,029 points for fourth place at the 2011 Nordic Combined Championships … Established a wind-legal personal best of 24.86 (+1.9) in the 200-meter dash at the Sayo 2011 competition held in Sollentuna, Sweden … Also threw 130-9 in a third-place finish in the javelin at the Sayo 2011 held in May of her junior season … Scored 5,096 points in winning the heptathlon title in a meet held May 14-15, 2011, in Taby, Sweden … Showed tremendous range while competing in other events such as the 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles during her prep career … Recorded PRs of 56.13 in the 400 meters and 1:00.81 in the 400 hurdles during her junior career … Participated in club track with IFK Lidingo under the direction of coach Marie Forsberg … Was a two-time Athlete of the Year at her high school at Viktor Rydbergs Gymnasium.
Full name is Therese Maria Jernbeck … Nickname is “Tessi” … Born on April 1, 1992 … Parents are Ulf and Christina Jernbeck … Has one older sister, Michaela, and one younger sister, Helene … Mother played for the Swedish National Team in volleyball and was a six-time Swedish champion during her athletics career … Majoring in business.